Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s children be paid for by the taxpayer?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have enchanted the UK with their romance and will tie the knot this weekend. Many will watch the ceremony, and continue to take an interest in the lives of the prince and the young actress. In their couple’s engagement interview aired on the BBC last year in November Prince Harry […]

Ryan Zinke is part of a long list of Trump cabinet members questioned for their lavish spending of taxpayer money

Molly Riley/AP Scrutiny over how some members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet have spent taxpayer money isn’t dying down. The latest official to come under the microscope is Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whose office spent nearly $ 139,000 to renovate three sets of office doors allegedly in need of repair, the Associated Press reported Thursday. […]

Congressman who helps oversee government ethics reportedly used taxpayer money to settle a misconduct complaint from a former staffer

Jacquelyn Martin/AP GOP Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a misconduct complaint from a former aide to whom the congressmen repeatedly expressed his romantic desires, The New York Times reported. When the aide became romantically involved with someone outside of work, Meehan reportedly became angry. Meehan’s office said he denies the allegations and […]

Queen Elizabeth and royal family travels cost the taxpayer THIS surprising amount per year

Queen Elizabeth is one of the most well-travelled royals in all of history, having travelled to over 13 countries during her 65-year reign. The royal visits are often organised by the government to improve relations between countries. It has since been revealed how much the Queen, including the royal family, spends on travelling around the […]

After second bungle, IRS suspends Equifax’s “taxpayer identity” contract

Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) Last week we brought news that the Internal Revenue Service awarded a $ 7.2 million contract to Equifax to allow Equifax to “verify taxpayer identity.” The contract was awarded days after Equifax announced it had exposed the personal data, including Social Security numbers, of about 145 million people. The tax-collecting agency […]

Did an ISIS ringleader receive British taxpayer money?

Published time: 27 Sep, 2017 10:12 An Islamic fighter from Manchester, linked to the suicide bombing at the city’s concert arena in May, might have been bankrolled by a former Guantanamo detainee who was given £1mn ($ 1.34mn) in taxpayer-funded compensation, it has emerged. Read more Raymond Matimba, 28, was exposed on Tuesday as a […]

Medical marijuana program ‘could save US taxpayer $1bn’ – study

Published time: 24 Apr, 2017 06:23 A new study claims that medical marijuana use directly correlates with a decline in prescription drug use, which could save the US taxpayer up to $ 1.1 billion a year on Medicaid prescriptions. The research follows up on another study carried out last year by Ashley Bradford and W. […]

SCOTUS to decide if churches can receive taxpayer dollars

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, a 2012 case involving a Missouri preschool that was denied access to a funding program to improve their playground on the basis that they are part of a church. The program in question was meant to encourage schools to use recycled […]

Extremists make money off taxpayer funded YouTube ads

Published time: 17 Mar, 2017 16:58 Google has been summoned by the British government to explain why its advertisements on YouTube are appearing alongside extremist videos. The Cabinet Office has responded by suspending millions of pounds in marketing money. The suspension follows concerns raised by government departments, big brands, and media outlets that their ads […]