The FedGov thieves and extortionists have been getting by with this scam for decades. Maybe, just maybe, we will see an end to it. — jtl, 419
Activists have grown rich by suing the government and reaping billions of taxpayers’ dollars – and all in secret. The U.S. Department of Interior, however, has issued an order to curb this abuse of basic, democratic processes and to open backroom deals to public scrutiny. The American Farm Bureau Federation applauds this overdue action.
Interior alone paid out more than $4.4 billion in monetary awards under terms of 460 settlement agreements and consent decrees between Jan. 1, 2012, and Jan. 19, 2017. In other words, Interior paid out an average of more than $800 million a year while keeping key aspects of litigation secret.
It’s easy to see why so many outside observers fear an unaccountable bureaucracy cutting deals…
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