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Pruitt’s Plan: See No Taxpayer, Hear No Taxpayer, Help No Taxpayer
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Pruitt’s Plan: See No Taxpayer, Hear No Taxpayer, Help No Taxpayer

Authors Sam Berger and Claire Moser explain how EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent taxpayer money extravagantly and concealed from the public his frequent meetings with corporate executives and industry lobbyists.

Authors

  • Sam Berger
  • Claire Moser

President Donald Trump’s chief health advisor, Tom Price, was recently forced to resign when it was revealed that he had wasted more than a million dollars of taxpayer’s money on private plane travel. Yet, Scott Pruitt has also been brazenly wasting taxpayer money in ways that might be even worse.

As head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pruitt has spent more than $900,000 on expensive flights, unnecessary upgrades to his office, and a 24-hour security team. In addition to spending far more than his predecessors, Pruitt’s extravagant purchases have all served the same purpose: hiding him and his actions from the American people.

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Authors

Sam Berger

Vice President, Democracy and Government Reform

Claire Moser

Director