Last week the heat index in the nation’s capital reached 104 degrees, meaning summer is definitely in full swing in Washington. And, just as the temperature heated up, Congress cooled down and headed home for their annual summer recess. Unfortunately for taxpayers, lawmakers still have a great deal of work to do in an already abbreviated calendar that will only be shorter once they return in September, that’s right, September. There are many fiscal problems that are gripping the country, including a deficit that is expected to reach $600 billion this year. Now, while Congress can’t wave a magic wand and solve every problem, there are things that they have the power to do and should have gotten done before they decided to leave town for a month and half.
Check out TPA's follow-up joint report on costly and questionable animal testing! The ten experiments featured in the report killed thousands of animals and wasted more than $78 million of taxpayers’ hard-earned money. These experiments, which often force animals to consume large amounts of drugs and alcohol, are largely worthless because they are rarely applicable to humans. » Read the Full Report
Check out TPA's new report on the D.C. Streetcar! After years of spending that's amounted to nearly $200 million in taxpayer money, the D.C. Streetcar service is ready for launch. Our report comes after uncovering massive spending on Marketing and PR services for the Streetcar. Read invoices obtained from the District Department of Transportation through Freedom of Information Act requests filed by TPA to see just how irresponsible the project has been. » Read the Full Report
This week: United Nations nonsense and Tax Reform Special Guest: Rebecca Boenigk, CEO of Neutral Posture