But it did and probably still does. Use it or lose it was the name of the game. I too worked for the Feds and each year we had to throw away perfectly good equipment so we could spend our allocation on new stuff just to keep our budget or it would be reduced to what we actually spent the previous year. No one wanted that to happen because if you needed 5 cents more down the road ,you wouldn't get it. I'm sure Ca. works on the same wasteful principle.