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Mar 22, 2019 08:30 AM

The Hill: Transparency advocate says government agencies face 'use it or lose it' spending

Government transparency advocate Adam Andrzejewski said in an interview that aired Thursday on Hill.TV's "Rising" that agencies are experiencing a "use it or lose it phenomenon" when it comes to spending. Lobster Dinners Not the Problem With Lavish Military Spending, Analyst Says

In the wake of a startling report from the organization Open the Books showing massive federal government expenditures in the final month of the fiscal year, troops everywhere want you to know that they deserve steak and lobster every once in a while. But the Defense Department spending problems highlighted in the report may have little to do with surf and turf dinners.
Mar 13, 2019 02:00 PM

Michigan - Answers to Common Questions Regarding our Michigan Office of Retirement Services (ORS) Freedom of Information Act Request

“Taxpayers have a right to know where government funds are going and to whom. After all, it's our money. At the federal, state, and local level, pension and retirement systems are facing a fiscal crisis. The transparency revolution is empowering citizens to hold government accountable like never before. OpenTheBooks is committed to giving the public the information they need to ask the right questions.”​

C-SPAN Washington Journal: Adam Andrzejewski on National Debt and Spending founder Adam Andrzejewski talked about a new report on America’s debt and spending habits.​

Fox Business: Federal Government Spends $4.6M on Crab and Lobster Tails in a Month

The federal government has an apparent taste for pricey shellfish, chowing down on $4.6 million worth of lobster tail and crab in the final month of the fiscal year 2018, according to Opens a New Window. .

The Epoch Times: Feds Spend Millions on Lobster, Golf Carts, Pianos in Month-long Spending Spree

In an annual spree to spend money during the last month of the fiscal year, the federal government spent millions on lobster tails, steak, alcohol, golf carts, and pianos in September 2018, according to a report by

The Military Times: Use-it or lose-it - DoD dropped $4.6 million on crab and lobster, and $9,000 on a chair in last-minute spending spree

The federal government found a way to spend $97 billion in a single month last year, of which more than $61 billion can be attributed to the Pentagon.
Mar 13, 2019 07:30 AM

Real Clear Policy: The $100 Billion Use-It-Or-Lose-It Federal Spending Spree

The month of September marks the end of the fiscal year and the beginning of the federal government’s annual spending frenzy. Federal agencies scramble to spend what’s left in their budgets, in fear that leaving excess funds will prompt Congress to send less in the following year. We call it “use it or lose it” spending, and it happens every year.
Mar 13, 2019 05:00 AM

The Daily Signal: Government Lays Out $4.6 Million on Lobster and Crab in Spending Spike

Against the backdrop of a record-breaking $22 trillion in national debt, the revelation that the federal government spent $4.6 million on lobster tail and crab is only one line item in a report that may disturb cash-strapped taxpayers.
Mar 11, 2019 07:00 AM

Forbes: Ten Ways President Trump's Agencies Spent $100B In A Use-It-Or-Lose-It Shopping Spree In Sept 2018

For federal agencies, Christmas comes in September. In the final month of the fiscal year, federal agencies scramble to spend what’s left in their annual budgets. Agencies worry that spending a smaller amount than Congress appropriated this year might mean they’ll receive less money next year.
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