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October 10, 2015 08:15 AM
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AUDITING EPA CHECKBOOK SPENDING (FY2000-FY2014)

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Why Does the EPA Need Guns, Ammo, and Armor
to Protect the Environment?

Investor's Business Daily, October 9, 2015
By Stephen Moore | Editorial

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'OPEN THE BOOKS' OVERSIGHT REPORT
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY OF OUR REPORT

 

Yesterday, in an editorial at Investor's Business Daily, Stephen Moore showcased our new EPA oversight report.

Our OpenTheBooks Oversight Report is 40 pages and contains the hard facts of agency spending since 2000. Here's a selection of findings...
 
ANSWERING FIVE QUESTIONS

1. If the EPA was one of the fifty states, where would it rank on annual budget?  Last year, EPA would rank 42nd of the fifty states. In the last four years, EPA would rank as high as 38th.

2. If the EPA were a private law firm, where would it rank nationally?  Last year, the 1,020 lawyers would rank EPA 14th largest in the country. In the last four years, it would rank as high as 11th.

3. If the EPA were a private foundation, where would it rank nationally?  Ranked #1 - just since the year 2000, EPA has engaged in grant-making of over $72 billion. That's twice as large as the total assets of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 20X the distributed grants!

4. What percentage of EPA employees received a performance bonus last year?  Nearly 80% of all EPA employees received a bonus in FY2014. Furthermore, 70% of the workforce makes over $100,000 per year.

5. Why are the EPA "Special Agents" equipped with military-style weapons? The EPA checkbook discloses purchases of millions of dollars spent on "guns and ammunition up to 300MM," "camouflage and other deceptive equipment," "night vision," "unmanned aircraft," "radar," "body armor," "surveillance equipment," "mobile GPS monitors," and "joint projects with Home Land Security," and much more...

DOWNLOAD THE OPENTHEBOOKS OVERSIGHT REPORT - U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CLICK HERE

QUICK FACTS FROM OUR REPORT
  • EPA discloses $20.377 billion on contractual spending and $72.244 billion via grants-making.
  • An estimated $715 million spent on the Criminal Enforcement Program at EPA - including 200 "Special Agents."
  • Grants under President Obama are up 36 percent and contracts are up 35.2 percent in the first six years of administration vs. Bush administration.
    Nearly $1 billion since 2000 flowed into the Senior Environmental Employment Program - where retired or unemployed seniors use their 'life-experience to protect the environment.'
  • $50 million in EPA grants to 61 International entities, including $1.229 million to China
  • $31.066 million in "Environmental Justice" grants - mostly on college campuses
    $505 million in grants flowed to the North American Development Bank co-owned by Mexico and U.S.
  • EPA spent $48.4 million since 2005 on Herman Miller upscale furniture. Nearly $5 million on Knoll, Inc. furniture - 40 designs of Knoll are on permanent display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
  • $6.6 million spent on joint Homeland Security Projects with EPA.
    and many, many more facts on EPA spending...
DOWNLOAD THE OPENTHEBOOKS OVERSIGHT REPORT - U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CLICK HERE

Which businesses, government entities, and private organizations received  EPA grants in your area?   Click here to slice, dice and display the list of 103,041 grants  by state, town, recipient, or amount at OpenTheBooks.com.

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