Author Archives: Rebekah Johansen

Follow the money: The Campaign Contributions Behind the F-35

We know the F-35 is an embarrassingly flawed and absurdly expensive program. And we also know that members of Congress keep voting over and over to keep the program on taxpayer-funded life support. And now, from The National Law Review, … Continue reading

Shady dealing and improper payments

Reporting in National Review, Dustin Siggins takes on some recent budget news: Each year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) releases a report on the amount of federal outlays that qualify as “improper payments.” In this year’s report, which shows $105.8 billion … Continue reading

CBO: US deficit levels are unsustainable

In news that shouldn’t need to be clarified, the CBO reported yesterday that out-of-control spending programs, largely entitlements in this case, are pushing US deficit levels to an unsustainable point. Of particular interest is the fact that (as we know, … Continue reading

Rep. Rob Wittman: Put OCO funding in base budget

As you know, the Overseas Contingency Operations slush fund has been desperately in need of reform for quite some time. And now, it continues to look likely that this year might bring at least some of that reform, as leaders … Continue reading

Obama requests $3.7 billion for immigration crisis

From Politico this morning: President Barack Obama asked Congress Tuesday for $3.73 billion in emergency appropriations to address the influx of child migrants crossing the Southwest border and Rio Grande from Central America. The funding is part of a larger … Continue reading