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Subscriber Special - U.S. Senate Oversight - $4.4B in PR Spending

February 22, 2016 11:00 AM
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 "We have taxpayer dollars being spent to convince taxpayers to spend more taxpayer dollars on the growth of government."
Watch ABC - Atlanta Investigation, click here

We exposed $4.4 Billion Spent by Feds on Public Relations.
Now, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (WY) wants answers...
 
 
 
  
BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER MONEY $PENT ON PUBLIC RELATIONS
Justin Gray Investigation, COX National News Bureau
February 20, 2016
 
In December, we released our OpenTheBooks Oversight Report - The Department of Self-Promotion, $4.4 Billion Spent by Federal Agencies on Public Relations (FY2007 - FY2014), click here.

Our report debuted on the front page of two Washington D.C. daily newspapers: TheHill and The Washington Times:

The Hill
Feds Shelling Out Billions to Public Relations Firmsclick here
by Megan Wilson | December 8, 2015
The Washington TimesFeds Spend Billions on Selfclick here
by Kellan Howell | December 8, 2015
 
Read my December column at  ForbesMeet the 2nd Largest PR Firm in the World - The United States Governmentclick here.
 
Last week, the COX Media national news bureau showcased our report which played on the evening news at ABC-Atlanta (WSB- Channel 2). 

Investigative reporter Justin Gray asked 10 federal agencies for an interview and NONE would answer questions on camera! 

Now, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi wants answers. Enzi has requested a comprehensive report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

We want answers, too. 

For example: Why are some of the world's largest advertising firms billing taxpayers for their interns - up to $88 per hour? And billing their executives for up to $1.1 million per year?

Why is the average salary for a federal public affairs officer over $100,000 per year, 70% higher than the private sector?

Why does the IRS allow their survey firms to charge taxpayers $70 per hour for each of their $9 per hour telemarketers? 
   
 
JOIN THE TRANSPARENCY REVOLUTION.  IT'S YOUR MONEY!
 
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Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-f-ski)
Founder, OpenTheBooks.com
 
Matthew Tyrmand
Deputy Director
 
       
 
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