Taxpayer Tricks & Treats: Citizens Against Government Wastes 2019 List of Waste Fraud & Abuse

Americans should run far far away from the Democrat-Socialists Grim Reaper

WASHINGTON D.C. (Texas Insider Report) Socialist policies are rising from the dead and taking over the Democrat Party like an Infectious Disease. So heres the just released 19th Annual Compilation of horrifying Taxpayer Tricks & Treats from the nations largest organization dedicated to eliminating government waste fraud & abuse Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW).

Trick: The Socialism Apocalypse Is Upon Us  

Behind almost every terrifying corner Democrats are peddling toxic programs that would give government control over almost everything.

  • width=227In 2016 an estimated 173 million Americans received health coverage through the workplace either as an employee retiree or dependent.
    • The great majority highly value their coverage that would be eliminated under Medicare for All.
  • The Green New Deal which aims to overhaul nearly every sector of the economy could cost a petrifying $93 trillion.
  • Dont forget the spooky free" ideas like
    • free" public college that would cost $47 billion annually
    • or forgiveness of student loans that would cost $2.2 trillion over 10 years
    • and free" childcare that would cost $70 billion per year.

Everyone should run far far away from the Socialist Grim Reaper.

Treat:  President Trump Issues Some Sweet Executive Orders 

On October 9 2019 President Trump signed two executive orders (EOs).  One would stop agencies from using shadowy regulations and sub-regulatory guidances to unfairly punish families and small businesses and the other would force agencies to stop scribbling rules like ghouls in the dead of night behind closed doors forcing them out into the sunlight for public comment.

These EOs will add to the sweet $33 billion in savings from deregulation in the first two years of the Trump administration.

Trick:  Speaker Pelosi Becomes a Zombie on USMCA   

The importance of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) cannot be overstated.  The agreement would have a positive impact on the entire U.S. economy. 

While some House Democrats are willing to negotiate with the administration Speaker Pelosi is dragging her feet more slowly than the The Walking Dead" and will not commit to a firm vote. 

Treat:  USMCA Would Vastly Boost the U.S. Economy    

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Even though Speaker Pelosi mysteriously wont call for a formal vote passage of the USMCA would add $68.2 billion to the U.S. economy and raise employment by 176000 jobs. 

The trade deal is a necessary upgrade to NAFTA that will boost industries across the country secure intellectual property rights encourage an open internet marketplace and strengthen protections for workers and farmers.

Trick:  There Are a Dreadful Number of Earmarks  

For the third year in a row members of Congress grossly increased the cost and number of earmarks.  CAGWs 2019 Congressional Pig Book exposed 282 spine-chilling earmarks an increase of 21.6 from the 232 in fiscal year (FY) 2018.

The cost of earmarks in FY 2019 was a horrifying $15.3 billion an increase of 4.1 percent from the $14.7 billion in FY 2018.  Even more frightening was the 125 increase in the cost of earmarks and the 73 increase in the number of earmarks since FY 2017.

Treat:  Have Some Candy & Legally Bet on Your Favorite Sports Team 

After a May 14 2018 Supreme Court decision overturning the federal prohibition on sports betting 17 states have fully embraced the chance to allow their residents to cast enchanting bets.  Legalized sports gambling has a betting handle of $11.8 billion that has generated $97.6 million in new state and local tax revenue.  States with legal sports betting are thriving and bringing home the candied bacon.  

Trick:  The National Debt Will Haunt Us Forever  

President Trump signed a two-year budget deal on August 1 2019 that will contribute to the nations fiscal morass by piling on a grave $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years.  Without taking steps to reduce unwanted wasteful spending deficits will top $1 trillion beginning in FY 2020.  On the first day of FY 2019 CAGW released the antidote to this poisonous spending Prime Cuts 2019.

This comprehensive annual report contains 620 recommendations for smothering the rampaging deficit by saving taxpayers $3.9 trillion over five years. 

Treat:  Access Is Expanded for Quality Affordable and Private Health Coverage

The U.S. Departments of Health & Human Services Labor and the Treasury issued a final rule on June 13 2019 to expand the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) which allows the private sector and the free market to provide more choice improve competition and drive down healthcare costs without heavy-handed government mandates.

The expansion of HRAs is expected to benefit 800000 employers and more than 11 million employees and their families including an estimated 800000 citizens who were uninsured.

Trick:  Speaker Pelosi Proposes a Ghastly Drug Price Control Bill

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) introduced H.R. 3 the Lower Drug Costs Now Act which gives government the power to negotiate" with drug companies over the price of a drug.  But if a drug manufacturer refuses to except the governments maximum fair price it would be hit with up to a 95 percent excise tax.

This is not negotiation it is extortion.  The bill would impose some of the most wicked mandates ever contemplated on any industry.  It would also mutilate American biopharmaceutical development of innovative medicines that are tackling serious diseases like Alzheimers cancer diabetes and Parkinsons.  H.R. 3 is a nightmare and the wrong prescription to lower drug costs.

Speaker Pelosi was named CAGWs Porker of the Month in October 2019 for this alien idea.

Treat:  Taxpayers May Soon Be Freed from Haunted Housing Bailouts

President Trumps newly-appointed Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria is working hard to curtail unnecessary government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) expansion protect taxpayers and unwind the governments dominant role in the nations mortgage market.  After the apathetic five-year tenure of the previous director Calabrias plans for reform are a promising light at the end of the tunnel.  He is pressing forward with a measured but ambitious program to rein in the GSEs by requiring them to accumulate more private capital a significant step toward freeing them from the yoke of government conservatorship.

Trick:  The Fiscal Nightmare Continues at the Department of Defense (DOD)    

After 18 years the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program is approximately $195 billion over budget and eight years behind schedule.  In April it was revealed that the lifetime cost of the most expensive weapon system in history will total approximately $1.2 trillion.

Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) was named CAGWs Porker of the Month in April 2019 for suggesting that taxpayers spend even more money on this shockingly expensive program.  Since FY 2001 members of Congress have added 24 earmarks for the F-35 JSF costing a scream-worthy $6.9 billion. 

The DOD remains the sole federal agency to have never undergone a clean audit.  The books are so unnerving that areas within the DOD have been on the Government Accountability Offices list of programs at high risk for waste fraud abuse and mismanagement since 1995.

When it comes to protecting taxpayers interests national security and the nations warfighters the force is not with the taxpayers on JEDI.

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