As an example of the later, senator jeff flakes raz justreleased book the conscience of a conservative pushes republicans to take on their own president. Dec 09, 2015 dec 9, 2015 colorado is often cited in national publications for its quality of life, but this month, colorado is featured in a publication that highlights a different side to the state waste. Congressman faces off with pork picture politicians with. Opinion jeff flake plants a flag the new york times. Arizona senator jeff flake released his annual 200page catalogue of egregious government spending today, shedding light on 50 unnecessary taxpayerfunded projects from 2016. This is your tax money read this book to find out where it goes. Jeff flake calls wasteful bill theobald, republic washington bureau published 5.
In part 4 of his worldwide waste report, senator rand paul rkentucky highlights the amount of taxpayer money going for foreign infrastructure. Jeff flake sets up bracket on government spending to call out. In honor of the release of the new star wars movie, senator jeff flake r. After a senator calls her research a waste of taxpayer dollars, biologist. The 206 page report is filled with government agencies and departments wasting millions, sometimes billions, of taxpayer dollars.
Jeff flake, r arizona, author of the new book conscience of a conservative. Judicial watch announced it obtained records from the department of homeland security dhs revealing that nearly 260 illegal alien criminals, including 40 incarcerated for violent crimes, were released from arizona detention facilities during the last week of february and the first two weeks of march 20. The arizona republicans wastebook released tuesday details a litany of expenses that. Flake attended prayers at an arizona mosque that afternoon. Republican senator jeff flake from arizona released his 2016 wastebook report detailing wasteful spending in government agencies. This morning, senator jeff flake raz released the 2017 edition of his renowned wastebook, an annual report highlighting 50 of the most egregious examples. Jeff flakes r arizona 286page report, entitled wastebook.
The arizona senator was a major advocate of obamas efforts to normalize diplomatic relations between the u. Senator jeff flakes voting record politics that work. Those projects are only three of 100 ways the federal government wasted your tax dollars, which are detailed in sen. In 2015, a duke university biologist named sheila pateks work, on a. Coburn, an oklahoma republican who, during his 10 years in the senate, shamed the government into canceling. Arizona senator jeff flake releases 2016 wastebook filled. Senator jeff flake r arizona doesnt like porkbarrel spending. Jeff flakes new book, conscience of a conservative, is a whitehot indictment of republican cowardice in the face of a hostile ideological takeover. Flake is one of a number of legislators taking up the wastewatching banner of mr. Jeff flake chased down a pig for a selfie huffpost. Jun, 2017 in december 2015, the fight over science funding got personal for biologist sheila patek. Which leads us to senator jeff flakes new book, whose title is also the conscience of a conservative and while the flake book is a publicityseeking ripoff of goldwaters title it has. We worried that the wastebook, highlighting ridiculous spending by the federal government, would retire with former senator tom coburn, but arizona s senator jeff flake has inherited the wastebook mantle.
Suppose trumps approval rating is 40 percent on election day 2018, arizona is six points more republican than the country and flake gets a threepoint boost from incumbency. Senator flake opposes taxing businesses, restrict money in politics, disaster relief, funding education, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, gun control, hawkish foreign policy, public health, foreign and humanitarian aid, humane immigration policy, labor rights and wages, internet freedom, avoiding default, poverty amelioration, racial equality. Aug 02, 2017 as an example of the later, senator jeff flakes raz justreleased book the conscience of a conservative pushes republicans to take on their own president. The latest in a series originally launched by retired senator tom coburn. Jeff flake league of conservation voters scorecard. Dec 9, 2015 colorado is often cited in national publications for its quality of life, but this month, colorado is featured in a publication that highlights a different side to the state waste. A member of the republican party, flake served in the united states house of. Flake continues coburns tradition billions in frivolous and unnecessary spending revealed. Jan 10, 2017 republican senator jeff flake from arizona released his 2016 wastebook report detailing wasteful spending in government agencies. Jeff flake has put his political career on the line to defend conservatism and the politics of inclusion from donald trump. As conservatives, our first obligation is to be honest july 31, 2017 a new book by the republican from arizona details where he thinks the gop has gone wrong. Jan 16, 2018 czar of defenestration dropped a comment in the jeff flake compares trump to stalin post about thomas wictors observation of jeff flakes infatuation with putin and power. Fortunately not, as it appears that senator jeff flake has picked up the mantel of collecting examples of the most bizarre projects and programs that receive federal government funding that were reported in the media over the past year with the release of wastebook 2015. Jeff flake of arizona, who the president labeled toxic and a nonfactor in the u.
In the book, available online, flake writes that despite the ballyhooing over budget austerity, the government didnt come up short on outlandish ways to waste money in 2015. Conscience of a conservative, by jeff flake cbs face the nation interviews, thoughout 2017 north dakota secondary archives the washington post the hill on 201020 campaigns 2012 arizona senate debates senate conservatives fund endrosement questionnaire survey of 2012 senate campaign websites arizona archives. Flakes polling numbers were down to a meager 21 percent when compared to. The federal spending wastebook is outrageous in more ways. Referring to the current arizona senator as the flake, trump was hedging his bets on who would unseat jeff flake via the primary. The arizona republicans wastebook released tuesday details a litany of. Arizona senator jeff flake r presents himself as a crusader for responsible. Jeff flake, who inherited the wastebook when coburn retired after the 2014 edition, is certainly trying hard. Flakes polling numbers were down to a meager 21 percent when compared to kelli wards 47 percent. Jeff flake is again teeing up his war against waste but one target says shes no shrimp in this fight. It also represents the single largest act of political bravery of the trump era. Senator flake opposes taxing businesses, restrict money in politics, disaster relief, funding education, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, gun control, hawkish foreign policy, public health, foreign and humanitarian aid, humane immigration policy, labor rights and wages, internet freedom, avoiding default, poverty amelioration, racial.
Jeff flake of arizona and bob corker of tennessee have questioned the presidents fitness for office and warned that his actions presented a danger to the nation. But theres one glaring problem with flakes publishings. After the annual congressional pig book press conference, flake tried to take a selfie with a pig. Jeff flake raz released a report on tuesday that shined a light on 50. These are among more than 100 descriptions of what senator jeff flake, republican of arizona, deems wasteful federal spending in wastebook. Senator, jeff flake of arizona, had included her research on mantis shrimp in. Czar of defenestration dropped a comment in the jeff flake compares trump to stalin post about thomas wictors observation of jeff flakes infatuation with putin and power. An experiment involving a monkey in a hamster ball on treadmill. Jeff flake, a republican from arizona, publishes an overview of the 100 most egregious government boondoggles called wastebook.
For the florida state senator, see jeff flake florida politician. Jeff flake has put his political career on the line to defend conservatism and the. Jeff flake wanted to be arizonas vladimir iotw report. In december 2015, the fight over science funding got personal for biologist sheila patek. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive. Jeff flake announced his retirement on tuesday, speculation began about which arizona republicans would run for his seat. Jeff flake project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. As conservatives, our first obligation is to be honest july 31, 2017 a new book by the republican from arizona details where. Jeff flake ap elizabeth harringtondecember 8, 2015 12.
Senator jeff flakes war on small animals and sound science. Jeff flake was on capitol hill this morning to eliminate some kinds of pork, but obviously not others. Cbs news arden farhi and mia ehrenberg contributed to this report. Jeff flake, who inherited the wastebook when coburn retired after the 2014 edition, is definitely trying hard. Flake is one of a number of legislators taking up the waste watching banner of mr. Awesome read i think every american should read this book to find out about the waste, fraud and abuse that is being perpetrated on them every day, 365 days a year. Jeff flake, a republican from arizona, takes a selfie with faye, a pot belly pig, after a news conference held by citizens against government waste at the phoenix park hotel to release. Jeffry lane flake born december 31, 1962 is an american politician who served as a united states senator from arizona from 20 to 2019. Heres a short list of really questionable budgetary. By august of 2017, trumps attacks were taking effect.912 490 1414 1213 6 1497 1239 175 236 280 13 1508 1309 1514 1515 543 1177 283 1075 1521 891 1551 1073 1439 1321 1284 1558 1341 11 220 1515 1192 1104 445 1609 165 1235 119 680 1132 677 395 763 1314 694 881 369 767