Wastebook is out and it isn’t pretty

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn has compiled the latest edition of Wastebook, containing details on some very weird government spending.

Not a fan of government waste, but I laughed out loud when I saw the headline “Feds throw money at alpaca poop, drug enforcement museum” from Watchdog.org. Funny headline, sad information on government waste:

Some of the highlights in this year’s $25 billion in questionable expenditures include $387,000 for Swedish massages for rabbits, $4.6 million for luxury homes for border patrol agents, $1 billion the Pentagon spent to destroy $16 billion in ammunition and $331,000 to study “hangry” spouses stabbing voodoo dolls.

With those sorts of spending sprees, it’s no wonder Gallup found Americans think the federal government wastes 51 cents of every tax dollar, the highest figure since Gallup began asking the question in 1979.

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