Keeping a Tighter Hold on the Taxpayer’s Wallet

The USA Act (Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act of 2016) would gradually sunset unauthorized and unappropriated spending by the government. Government seldom reports on its own boondoggles with over the top costs billed to the taxpayer. That role is taken on by dedicated monitors such as Tom Schatz’s Council of Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) who […]

You Earn It; They Tax and Waste it

Based on the myriad of reports over the years, the Federal government is wasteful, inefficient and lacks the incentives to act differently.  The news reports of waste, overpayment and abuse are so common and often run in the billions of dollars.  For example, one report looked at about 100 examples of government projects that produced […]

If You Want to Reduce the Federal Deficit, Try Cutting Government Waste: The Case of Mainframes

“We are going to go through our federal budget, as I promised during the campaign, page by page, line by line, eliminating those programs we don’t need and insisting that those that we do need operate in a sensible, cost-effective way.” — President-Elect Obama, November 25, 2008      Introduction: Mainframe Waste As far back as […]