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Medicaid: The Feds Have Failed To Stop the Waste and Mismanagement, Let The States Try

Medicaid is losing billions to waste, fraud, and abuse, and the program is crushing state budgets  The feds haven't been able to fix it.  Let the states try.  

January 14, 2020
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New USDA SNAP Rules and Work Requirements Come at the Perfect Time for Job Seekers

The December 2019 jobs report, released on January 10, 2020 confirms what everyone already knows; the economy is strong and the jobs market is robust. 

January 10, 2020
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McKinsey Consultant Pete Buttigieg Was Right on USPS's High Labor Costs

As a consultant for McKinsey, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg helped write a report examining USPS's high labor costs.   

December 13, 2019
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New USDA Rule Will Help Reduce SNAP Abuse and Encourage Work

The program today has little meaningful oversight and is persistently susceptible to fraud.

December 5, 2019
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USPS's Non-Stop Bleeding Could Impact Your Holiday Deliveries

Fox Business: The USPS’s financial downward spiral is accelerating, as busy holiday delivery season kicks off.

November 25, 2019
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Best Laid Plans: Another USPS IG Report, Another Failed Attempt to Save Money

As has been pointed out repeatedly in the past few years, United States Postal Service (USPS) management continues to struggle mightily to enact efficiencies or carve out savings from its operations.  And this continues to be the case despite the...

October 17, 2019
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Congress Must Restore Program to Stop Government Waste in Medicare

Washington Examiner: Members of Congress are standing passively by while providers pocket tens of billions in improper overpayments.

October 10, 2019
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Curve Busters: Retirement Pay is Rising for Top Tri-State Superintendents

WPOC: School boards should keep the average taxpayer in mind when they approve unusual perks.

August 20, 2019
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USPS’s Widening Third-Quarter Financial Losses Are Alarming

USPS will run out of money in five years as it approaches its 13th consecutive year with a multi-billion dollar loss. 

August 9, 2019
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USPS Struggles with Finding and Measuring Efficiencies

Math is hard.  Especially when it comes to the USPS and its attempts to save money.

July 3, 2019
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USPS Losses Deepening; Bold Postal Reform Wallows

The United States Postal Service (USPS) today released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 2nd quarter financial statement and the news is both predictable and alarming. 

May 10, 2019
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After Decade of Fiscal Malpractice, Little Cost Savings at Postal Service

The Hill: The dismal quarterly financial statements of the USPS have become so routine that they barely qualify as news anymore.

April 16, 2019

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