This article explains how the Obama regime, after fining American companies massive amounts of money, “encouraged/incentivized” those same companies to “donate” upwards of 3 billion dollars to Leftist activist organizations. Keep in mind two things. This money should have gone into the U.S. treasury to lessen the burden on the taxpayer. Second, these companies must recover the “donated” money from somewhere. One guess as to where they might find this money. Yup, you. By charging you higher prices for their goods and services theses companies restore their bottom line. This is not a victimless crime. We, the American people are the victim. To learn more click on this link.
Suggestion: Call you U.S. Representative and Senators and encourage them to support James Lankford (R. Oklahoma) who introduced the Stop Settlement Slush Fund Act of 2017, and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R. Virginia) who submitted similar legislation in the house.
There is also a larger bill attempting to address the $83 billion in fees, fines, and other revenue independent of the appropriations process being addressed by U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R. Ala.). This bill would take away control of these revenue streams from the bureaucrats in the various federal agencies and return control of the funds back to the Congress. The bill is known as the Agency Accountability Act (H.R. 850). These bills should go a long way towards reducing the abuse by the Obama Administration.