The federal government this year made significant cuts to important services and programs while at the same time wasting Sen.
Coburn noted in his latest report that the questionable spending continued even while the government was slashing other programs and services to meet the spending mandates of the 2010 Budget Control Act.
The 2013 Wastebook includes 100 examples of what Coburn called fiscal mismanagement that apparently escaped the axe of those sequestration cuts.
Coburn lists the 16-day government shutdown as the top example of wasteful funding. The federal government ended up paying
Coburn said his No. 2 example of waste is particularly ironic.
Officials predicted that the sequester cuts would force the
The "pillownauts" are 11th on Coburn's list.
Coburn points out that during the government shutdown, 97 percent of
"No manned space mission to Mars, or anywhere else, are planned," Coburn said.
Other Wastebook highlights:
And yes, there are pictures. See page 32 of the Wastebook. A copy is attached.
The federal government this year made significant cuts to important services and programs while at the same time wasting