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

jmercier Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 9:06 PM
That wild and crazy Question Mark Man is right. Our government likes to throw money away, He's sold a lot of those books of his on how to get some of that government stash. Your taxes.
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....