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The Farmers Love This Bill

“The farmers love this bill,

The farmers love this bill,

High, HIGH, the dairies go,

The farmers love this bill!”

While it’s a tortured version of the original, the verse scribbled above represents a more fitting rendition of the classic nursery rhyme these days, given ongoing congressional action.  Today, the Senate will markup its version (S. 10) of this year’s farm bill, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013.  The House of Representatives is expected to follow suit tomorrow.

May 14, 2013 — William Christian 1368557896

End of the Line for MEADS

The Obama Administration may have just hammered the last nail into the coffin of the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS).

April 12, 2013 — Sean Kennedy 1365812151

Congress Ends the End of Saturday Delivery

A little-known but costly rider to the fiscal year 2013 continuing resolution has forced the U.S. Postal Service to withdraw its proposal to end Saturday delivery.

April 11, 2013 — Thomas Schatz 1365729317

Further Scrutiny for the “Little Crappy Ship”

A senior naval commander believes the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) lacks appropriate firepower.

April 5, 2013 — Sean Kennedy 1365202584

Disaster Relief Blows Away

Adding taxpayer insult to personal and business injury, hundreds of millions of dollars have been squandered in an effort to help those affected by the unprecedented storm.

April 4, 2013 — Thomas Schatz 1365122483

DOD and VA Stumble Over Interoperability

The private sector was mandated by the HITECH Act to use an Electronic Health Records Systems (EHRs) that has the electronic capability to exchange key clinical information with other healthcare providers.

April 3, 2013 — Deborah Collier 1365037490

Government Waste TV

There are more than enough egregious examples of mismanagement and inefficiency to create "Government Waste TV."

March 29, 2013 — Thomas Schatz 1364585605

Sugar! Oh, Help Me, Help Me!

Sugar, Sugar” was the Number One single of 1969.

March 27, 2013 — William Christian 1364421969

Business as Usual in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Alaska has long received more than its fair share of federal funding.

March 20, 2013 — Sean Kennedy 1363824021

Big Sugar's Sweet Deal Gets More Costly

For many years, Big Sugar has claimed that the government's sugar program operates at no cost to taxpayers.

March 15, 2013 — Thomas Schatz 1363385756

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