Citizens Against Government Waste Names Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordra
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray its July Porker of the Month because of his gross mismanagement of the CFPB’s headquarters renovation budget, which has ballooned by almost 300 percent from a projected initial cost of $55 million to $215.8 million, and for the agency’s inability to produce a single shred of documentation related to the renovation. The CFPB was create
85% Increase in Property Taxes to Oregonians Since 1999??
Are you receiving an 85% Increase in Government Services? by Dan Lucas, The Oregon Catalyst Property taxes are very important to Oregon cities, counties and schools. While the state government’s general fund depends largely on income taxes, county and city governments get most of their tax base from property taxes, and school districts and community colleges get large portions of their funding from property taxes. Measure 5 and Measure 50, which were passed by Oregon voters
Courts Should End Lerner’s Illegal Instant Message Trick
By Phil Kerpen It was so brazen. Right there, over email, Lois Lerner warned her colleagues “Congress has asked for emails… so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails.” Then she asked whether the IRS’s instant messaging application was being archived, and was told that – contrary to law – archiving had been disabled. She responded: “Perfect.” Specifically, IRS staffer Maria Hooke told Lerner “messages are not set to automatically save as the standard; however
Petunia is An Award Winner
Petunia, the Pork Detective, joined with other groups and attended the Bohemia Mining Days Parade in Cottage Grove, Oregon. She won second place in the parade float contest.