Retiring Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn's 2014 Wastebook provide numerous examples of government waste, all of which identify how those DC bureaucrats prioritize how the taxpayers' $$$s are spent. It's well worth the read.
- The Federal Aviation Administration spent $5M to renovate a golf course in South Dakota.
- Despite a missile defense system's 70% failure rate, the government spent $41B on it.
- The government spent $1.25M to construct a Grammy Museum in Cleveland, Mississippi.
- The Pentagon spent $1B to destroy $16B in unwanted ammunition.
- The USDA spent $50k to help Alpaca farmers market manure.
- The National Science Foundation Spent $171k to teach monkeys to play video games and $33k on a study which found that hungry people were also cranky.
Over at Reason.com, A. Barton Hinkle argues that cutting government waste wouldn't balance the budget due to the fact that so-called "entitlements" account for the largest drain on the taxpayers' $$$s. But, there's plenty of room to cut waste, fraud, and crony socialism.
With federal tax receipts at an all time high, those federal bureaucrats have plenty of money. What they now need to do is to reprioritize how they're going to spend it.
Let the discussion begin...
To read Senator Tom Coburn's 2014 Wastebook, click on the following link:
To read A. Barton Hinkle's article over at Reason.com, click on the following link:
"Here's How the Government Is Wasting Your Tax Dollars."