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Johnny Kampis
Johnny Kampis
Johnny Kampis is investigative reporter for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance Foundation. Kampis formerly served a similar role at Watchdog.org. Over the course of his nearly 20 years in journalism, he has been published in such outlets as the New York Times, Time, Fox News and Daily Caller. He is the author of the upcoming book "Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Poker Pros" (ECW Press, 2018), detailing his adventures at the World Series of Poker.
by | Jan 15, 2019

As reports out of China indicate economic turmoil, a top American trade adviser says the U.S. should press on with additional tariffs to get meaningful concessions from that country. The New York Times reports that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer…

by | Jan 15, 2019

As you look forward to 2019, it’s time to set some goals. I tend to sit down with a clear head at the end of the year and think deeply about what I want to accomplish in the next year,…

by | Jan 15, 2019

More reports of troubled Defense spending have arisen. Project on Government Oversight (POGO) recently wrote about the inability of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to complete an independent audit for the second straight year. The government watchdog pointed out that…

by | Jan 15, 2019

The Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) ruling this week that paves the way for states other than Nevada to legalize sports betting is a victory for states’ rights and should put another nail in the coffin for those attempting to ban all forms…

by | Jan 10, 2019

The cable industry is rolling out plans for 10G at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, showing yet another reason why municipal (taxpayer-funded) broadband is such folly. The G in this case isn’t generation, as in…

by | Jan 9, 2019

Customers of Obamacare received nearly $4 billion in unwarranted subsidies in 2018, and the IRS can’t even recoup some of that due to the manner in which the law is written. The inspector general for the Treasury Department said that…

by | Dec 29, 2018

American student loan debt has reached the Everest heights of $1.465 trillion, but it will be U.S. taxpayers on the hook when many of those debt holders default on that borrowing. Bloomberg recently analyzed student loan securitization data, finding that…

by | Dec 28, 2018

They say that a room full of monkeys banging on typewriters for an infinite amount of time can churn out a work of Shakespeare, but 1,200 auditors closely examining the Department of Defense’s (DOD) books can’t miraculously make the bloated…

by | Dec 20, 2018

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) predicts a stormy fiscal future for state and local governments, with expenses expected to outpace revenues during the next five decades. The GAO report released Dec. 13 said that both expenditures and revenues are…

by | Dec 19, 2018

California regulators are giving up on their misguided effort to tax text messages. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) said the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) move last week to classify text messages as an information service rather than a telecommunications…

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