Federal Bureaucrats Misbehave & Taxpayers Are Punished

Thousands of federal bureaucrats are home every day during working hours. They surf the web — although presumably not this column — shop, nap, drink or look for Lois Lerner’s lost email, all while collecting their paycheck at our expense.

It’s a continuing scandal and I have details in my Newsmax column, link below.

Incidentally, my column has been moved and I think it’s harder for the casual reader to find me. So I would ask that if you like the column please post a link on your Facebook page or send a tweet or tell people it contains the cure for Ebola. Anything to boost readership.




Ebola the Clown: A CDC Production

People in California claim to be terrorized by sinister clowns.

The rest of the country is worried about the danger from the clowns running the CDC.

Complete details in my Newsmax Insider column this week. If you like it, please recommend it and link to it.


Doctors Bury Their Mistakes, Politicians Bury Taxpayers

Obamacare is a typical Democrat, Big Government program: It expands the scope of government, it’s expensive, it’s built on a foundation of lies and it does the exact opposite of what it promised.

A Republican takeover of the Senate this year is our only hope of stopping the hilariously named ACA in it’s tracks.

The latest update on the failures of Obamacare are in my Newsmax Insider column at: http://tinyurl.com/o89ub8x


USPS – Delivering Deficit Spending Since 2006

The last time I was really impressed with the United States Postal Service management they hired Lance Armstrong to be the USPS spokesman and we all know how that turned out.

If they had wanted a heart–warming individual with a life–changing story they should have taught Jared to ride a bike.

Now, in an effort to generate some revenue in an area where the post office allegedly has some competence, management wants to offer home grocery delivery. Hilarity ensues.

Read it all in my Newsmax.com Insider column:


New ISIS Definition: Idiotic Spending Increases Substantially

Obama doesn’t like to use our military to advance the interests of the United States, but when Saudi Arabia needs a Foreign Legion, he’s happy to loan the Pentagon. If ISIS is an existential threat, then why don’t we see Saudi and Egyptian boots–on–the–ground?

The chopping block is much closer to Cairo and Riyadh than Washington, DC.

Sure ISIS has murdered a couple of journalists, but Putin’s minions in the Ukraine shot down a civilian airliner and Obama didn’t so much as send a bullet. Of course they didn’t post a YouTube video of the missile launch and that’s probably the difference.

The rest of the story is here:


NIH Makes Monkey’s Uncles Out of Taxpayers

The National Institutes of Health has billions of tax dollars to give away each year in the form of research grants. I’m sure that senior bureaucrats have the really famous diseases and maladies already booked up.

That means the newbies have to identify their own causes and studies to make sure that every last penny is given away each year.

Which is why NIH is one of the world’s leading producers of party monkeys and alcoholic mice. Complete details in my Newsmax column. Read it, post it on Facebook or shout it from the rooftops! Thanks.


Obamacare Encourages Emergency Room Freeloaders

A rational healthcare system would discourage emergency room frequent flyers from abusing the system to make room for serious cases and those who pay their way.

But we live in 21st Century America, the Obamanation where dependency and irresponsibility are nothing of which to be ashamed.

Complete details are in my NEWSMAX column here:


Taxpayers Fund Public & Private Porn

Your tax dollars are being used to pay sleazy federal bureaucrats whose days consists of surfing porn sites on the government dime. Even when public–spirited employees report the abuse, the pubic–spirited escape punishment.

And don’t get me started on the vile ‘art’ the misnamed National Endowment for the Arts supports with our money.

You can read it all in my new Newsmax column posted here: http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Ethics-Taxpayers/2014/09/08/id/593177/


Pre–K a Multi–Billion Dollar Handout to Potential Democrat Voters

My new NEWSMAX column is ready for your perusal. Head Start/Pre–K are failed programs that Democrats continue to support because the programs create client groups that vote Democrat and expand the size of government.

Feel free to post on your Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Details here: http://tinyurl.com/kn9cahf

eBay for Elective Surgery Faces Potential Government Crackdown

The biggest breakthrough in health care cost saving may be squashed like a bug if government regulators get involved. Uncle Sam doesn’t like competition with Obamacare.

You can read all about it in my Newsmax Insider column: