October 31, 2014

 

Since its inception in 2010, Senator Coburn's annual Wastebook has become a favorite to see where government is wasting our tax dollars. This year's entries include:

 

* Watching grass grow $10,000

* Swedish massages for rabbits $387,000

* Pentagon to destroy $16 billion in unused ammunition $1 billion

 

OCWF's favorite...teaching mountain lions to use treadmills $856,000.

 

Read the full report here...but be careful! It's scaaarrrryyyyy!

 

 

October 19, 2014

 

Taxpayers gave $25 million in bonuses to an elite corps of health care specialists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2007. From 2010 to 2013, all federal wages were frozen because of budgetary constraints.

 

This story is the impetus for the Washington Times to give the CDC their Golden Hammer award for waste.

October 16, 2014

 

Apparently, free speech can only be exercised on college campuses in after students completing the necessary steps to do so. That includes meeting officials, filling out paperwork, and being limited to a specific area on campus.

 

A group of four students at SOU handed out copies of the Constitution on Southern Oregon University's campus Tuesday while collecting signatures to end the university’s restrictive speech policies, which limit free speech to an area that totals less than one percent of campus. While doing so, the students were approached multiple times by school administrators and campus police who all asked the students to move to a different area of campus.

 

It bothered college officials so much, police were called in that re...

October 3, 2014

Lake Oswego Citizens Action League (LOCAL) is reporting the number of people employed by the City of Lake Oswego increased rapidly during prior administrations (from 2004 to 2012). The increase was faster than the population grew.

 

When Mayor Studebaker and the new City Council took office in January 2013, they had a City staff that totaled almost 362 employees.  However, with a focus on fiscal responsibility, employees have declined to 350 for the current year. The Budget Committee is looking for further reduction.

 

Despite these reductions, personnel costs are up 16% in the last five years; yet Full Time Equivalent employees are down two percent. Why is that....

 

Lake Oswego Has Much More Staff Than Other Comparable Cities. 

 

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