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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 […]

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GAI Report: “Let the Credits Roll: An Examination of the Tax Film Subsidy System”

The Government Accountability Institute is pleased to announce the release of its new report: Let the Credits Roll: Inside a Film Tax Credit System Built to Enrich Politicians, Lobbyists, Bureaucrats, and Other Insiders. Click here to read the full report: Let the Credits Roll.      

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IRS Audits Of Charities Up 79% Under Obama

Under President Obama, IRS audits for tax-exempt organizations have jumped 79% over what they were under President George W. Bush. According to Internal Revenue Service data, the IRS audited an average of 6,205 returns of tax-exempt organizations per year from 2001 to 2008. From 2009 to 2011, however, the number of audited returns spiked to […]

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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.    

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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GAI REPORT: “Blocked: Chinese Government & Obama Campaign Quietly Block Access To Donations Webpage”

The Government Accountability Institute is pleased to announce the release of its follow-up report on foreign and fraudulent online campaign contributions: BLOCKED: Chinese Government & Obama Campaign Quietly Block Access To Donation Webpage. Click here to download the full report.      

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