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Moroccan Pottery, Obamaphones, and Gaydar: How the Government Wasted Your Money This Year

craftlaw Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 6:56 PM
so if you had a fabulous President or Senator or congresswoman...you would be happy to get rid of them? Term limits are the product of weak, lazy minds.
Senator Tom Coburn released the Wastebook 2012 today detailing the 100 most egregious wastes of taxpayer money. The two hundred page report details waste in all manner of federal spending - from multi-billion dollar programs all the way down to a $300 grant to a small-town library for a Star Wars-themed event. It's emblematic of the waste found everywhere in the federal budget.

Coburn details a $27 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program for pottery classes in Morocco. The program, which has a questionable premise in the first place, was doomed due to incompetence and mismanagement....