US May Have Wasted $8 Billion out of $60 Billion Spent in Effort to Rebuild Iraq

US May Have Wasted $8 Billion in Effort to Rebuild Iraq
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/us-may-have-wasted-8-billio...
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Almost 10 years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an accounting of the $60 billion the U.S. spent to help rebuild the country has determined that at least $8 billion of it may have been wasted, a figure equal to 15 percent of the funds the U.S. dedicated to the effort.

Disgraced Ex-Congressman Attacks John Boehner in New Book
http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/disgraced-ex-congressman-attacks...
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Ney’s most dramatic accusations are against his fellow Ohioan John Boehner, the man he once saw as his biggest rival to someday being speaker. He describes Boehner as “a bit lazy” and “a man who was all about winning and money. He was a chain-smoking, relentless wine drinker who was more interested in the high life--golf, women, cigarettes, fun, and alcohol.” He said Boehner “spent almost all of his time on fundraising, not policy.” He “golfed, drank constantly, and took the easy way legislatively.” Ney recalled Boehner handing out checks on the House floor and said his ties with a tobacco company were so tight that lawmakers could get free cigarettes from Boehner’s office. His golfing, Ney said, was “nonstop” and “paid for by lobbyists.”

Dick Armey Sticks His FreedomWorks Payback to Glenn Beck
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/01/dick-armey-sticks-his-fr...
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Former FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey revealed that the Tea Party group paid Glenn Beck about $1 million to say "nice things" about the group on his radio show, and that it got a negative return on that investment, in an interview Friday — with the liberal group Media Matters, of all places. It's the latest strange revelation in the FreedomWorks civil war. Armey reportedly tried to stage an armed coup last fall, but his reign didn't last long, and donor Richard J. Stephenson agreed to pay Armey $400,000 a year for 20 years to go away. Apparently that didn't come with a non-disparagement clause.

Got to love the Republican party. These are but a few leaks from disgruntled Republicans that paint a picture of how our leaders have squandered our tax dollars for their own gain. God and country, family values, my ass!

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