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Lies, Green Lies and Statistics

(40) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 12:57 PM

"Green jobs" were sold to the American people not just as a way to improve the environment, but as a central pillar of the Obama Administration's response to our nation's growing unemployment epidemic. Two and a half years and nearly $100 billion later, this failed experiment has proven to do...

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What's Past Is Prologue

(100) Comments | Posted June 24, 2010 | 9:08 AM

As of late, there has been much speculation about what Congressional oversight would look like under the leadership of a Republican Congress. As the Ranking Republican Member of the House's chief oversight committee, I'm frequently asked what the agenda of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform would be...

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The HAMP Hoax: How the Obama Administration is Hiding the Failures of a Disastrous Program

(93) Comments | Posted March 19, 2010 | 2:39 PM

The centerpiece of the Obama administration's foreclosure mitigation policies is failing. Republicans and Democrats in Congress both readily acknowledge the effort, called the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), is a boondoggle of a government program. The only entity that won't face the facts is the Department of the Treasury, which...

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Geithner's Time to Give Answers

(101) Comments | Posted January 7, 2010 | 5:44 PM

Secretary Timothy Geithner needs to start giving some answers. Will the Congress compel him to start answering questions? In recent weeks, Republican investigators on the House Oversight Committee unearthed troubling evidence that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, while under the leadership of Secretary Geithner, pressured American International Group...

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Administration Asleep at the Wheel on FHA Oversight

(10) Comments | Posted November 13, 2009 | 9:56 AM

Have you heard? Wall Street -- stoked by never-ending taxpayer largesse -- is again chugging down the rails. Destination: raising its own stock prices in the midst of a jobless recovery. But don't be fooled: the engineers of this paper recovery are still asleep at the wheel, allowing runaway mortgage...

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SIGTARP's Independence Essential to Protect Taxpayers

(21) Comments | Posted September 3, 2009 | 6:24 PM

There's an old saying that farmers have about putting the foxes in charge of the henhouse. Americans tend to feel the same way about the oversight of their government. It's bad policy to compromise the checks on the federal government that are possible only through independent oversight, which is why...

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