In-Depth, Lengthy Congressional Hearings – A reasonable taxpayer expense or a waste of taxpayer dollars

  My point of view. Consider how much Congress has cost the American Taxpayer just in congressional hearings. Consider that Congress has wasted a lot of their DC time over the years on hearings instead of getting laws enacted or managing to maintain a constitutionally sound government. A look back shows a pretty startling fact about the congressional hearings on several key issues: House Select Committee on Assassinations, created in Sept. 1976 to investigate the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., lasted 30 months. Committee on Improper Activities in Labor-Management Relations, which looked into labor racketeering, was impaneled … Continue reading

U.S. Blows $5.7 Bil on Cyber Defense System That Doesn’t Work

U.S. Blows $5.7 Bil on Cyber Defense System That Doesn’t Work Judicial Watch February 09, 2016 Reckless government spending is at full throttle with the example du jour a $5.7 billion cyber defense system created to protect computers at federal agencies against hackers. Despite its mind-boggling price tag the system is seriously flawed and uses features already available in much cheaper commercial-grade products, according to a federal probe made public recently. The problem, besides sticking it to taxpayers for the exorbitant cost, is that the multibillion-dollar system simply doesn’t work. Nevertheless, the bloated agency handling this particular boondoggle, the Department … Continue reading