Tell Washington it’s time to Get Real

Make your voice heard.
Tell Washington to reduce
spending and
cut the waste!

What a Waste

Below is a selection of our most recent reports on Wasteful Spending. Click here to view them all.

Solar Powered Beer

Who doesn’t love a cold beer on a hot summer’s day? The problem is that breweries are taking taxpayer money in order to maximize revenue… READ MORE

Piñata Appreciation Day

Following riots in Baltimore, the federal government decided it was worthwhile to award a $20,000 grant ““to support an apprenticeship program and a series of… READ MORE

Zombies in the White House

Sure there are zombies in our nation’s capital, but they are young interns and staffers who are trudging home after a long day’s work. Apparently… READ MORE


Humans have enough problems trying to interact with each other for us to be spending taxpayer money on the social interactions of guppies. A professor… READ MORE

Beer Koozie

A Koozie for your canned beverage is a staple at social events like tailgates, barbecues, and other assorted parties. But did you ever think about… READ MORE

Prada for your Pooch

Wondering where your taxes are going? Apparently to the dogs. The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $210,000 to Maine Stitching Specialties. They are… READ MORE

Pizza Addiction

We all love a good slice of pizza, but apparently the National Institute on Drug Abuse thinks some Americans love it a bit too much.… READ MORE

Help a Hipster

5 Million dollars went to the “Help-a-Hipster” movement last year. Hipsters were handed cash at parties in exchange for making an effort to quit smoking.… READ MORE

Monkeys on Treadmills

The federal government quite literally invested in “Monkey Business” last year. Apparently stu ying the stress of Marmoset monkeys was worth a $1 million investment… READ MORE

Wine Class for Minors

The Washington State National Science Foundation received $850,000 to expand a winemaking program to high school students. The program is developed at paving a career… READ MORE

Let’s Get Real about government spending.

Don’t Panic!

Every day people in Washington spread stories designed to create fear, anxiety and panic. Their outrageous tales are designed to drive home the false message that “spending cuts are bad” and create a sense of panic. We’re not in this mess because Washington taxed too little — we’re in this mess because Washington spent too much.

IT’S TIME for a

Cutting spending isn’t about gutting essential government services. No one wants that to happen. It’s about making our government more efficient, effective and less wasteful. Unfortunately, the government continues to drive us deeper into debt by squandering tax dollars on outrageous waste and bloated budgets.


Will we be the first generation of Americans to leave our children WORSE off? Out of control government spending, waste, debt and higher taxes are destroying the American economy. You see it in your bank account and in the unemployment numbers. The simple answer is that Americans can’t afford to let Washington take any more of our money. Just like us, Washington needs to prioritize spending and live within a budget. Tell Washington get real about spending.

Bankrupting America

The U.S. borrows just under
per minute.


in interest alone on the
national debt in fiscal 2016.

Without spending cuts,
the national debt will be
by the end of 2025.

Since President Obama
took office, the national debt
has jumped from $10.6
to $19.2 trillion.