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FORBES: Oscar Nominated Hollywood Moguls Bag Taxpayer Dollars

Consider a few of this year’s Oscar nominated films. According to a new report by the Government Accountability Institute, Quentin Tarantino’s controversial spaghetti Western, Django Unchained, featuring Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio has applied to receive an estimated $8.4 million in film tax credits from the State of Louisiana. Actor-director Ben Affleck and producer George Clooney’s film, Argo, received $6.21 […]

One-Hour FOX News Special Featuring GAI President To Air Friday, Jan. 25th at 9PM ET

America is drowning in debt, but D.C. is swimming in money! GAI reveals how you’re paying the price for the booming business of government. Sean Hannity gets real insight from political insiders on Boomtown: Washington, the Imperial City! Watch a sneak peek here and don’t miss this Hannity special, Friday at 9p/12a ET.  

FORBES: How To Save Taxpayers $124 Billion & Cut Cronyism

With America hurtling toward the fiscal cliff’s edge, Democrats and Republicans continue jockeying for position on whether to boost taxes on the rich, slash wasteful spending, or both. Common ground might be found in the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market. President Barack Obama has proposed limiting or ending the tax-exempt interest on municipal bonds for upper income […]

FOX News: The Cronies That Got Away In 2012

When businesses and big government politicians go into “business” with one another, taxpayers lose—big time. It’s called cronyism. A “crony” is an individual or organization that colludes with politicians to gain unfair treatment, taxpyer-funded benefits, or regulations that the rest of us don’t enjoy. Cronyism occurs because politicians rely on wealthy interests to fund their […]

USA Today: Campaign-Finance Tweaks Can Fix Big Problems

Many issues divide Americans, but keeping illegal campaign money out of elections isn’t one. So why not begin to fix the problem with some simple solutions? Require disclosure of bundlers, report donations under $200 and improve security for online credit card donations. Doing those things would be a smart step in the right direction. Read […]

WASHINGTON TIMES: Auto Bailout Rife With Cronyism

Those behind the wheel of the automobile bailout were not folks who build cars but cronies who successfully leveraged their highly placed connections. Indeed, lift the hood, and what you find is that the auto bailout was a classic tale of cronyism, in which the well-connected sped away with big bucks. Read the complete Washington Times article here. […]

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Obama Camp Blocks Donations From China

President Obama’s campaign and the Chinese government have blocked online donations from China, but the Obama camp appears to have done nothing to block illegal contributions from other countries. “[For Chinese users], the campaign has now blocked access from using the contribute page,” Peter Schweizer, whose Government Accountability Institute issued a report on illegal foreign […]

REAL CLEAR POLITICS: Schweizer: IRS Audits of Small Businesses Way Up

According to IRS statistics, from 2009 to 2011, the coverage rate (number of audits as a percentage of total returns filed) for corporations with assets between $10 million and $50 million has increased 32 percent. The coverage rate for corporations with assets between $50 million and $100 million has increased at the same rate. Some […]