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Senate Audit Exposes $18 Billion in Egregious Govt. Spending

October 17, 2012
Judicial Watch

As the nation suffers through a mind-boggling $16 trillion (and growing) debt crisis, a federal audit exposes some of the egregious ways the U.S. government has blown your tax dollars, including millions on Moroccan pottery classes and hundreds of thousands on a musical about climate change.

It would almost be unbelievable if it weren’t documented in a lengthy report (appropriately titled “Waste Book 2012” ) released this week by a U.S. Senator who sits on the Finance, Judiciary and Homeland Security committees. While the Obama Administration racks up record debt, many government agencies have embarked on wild spending sprees as Congress sits idly by.

In all, the Waste Book exposes 100 examples that cost more than $18 billion in one year alone. And what were the federal lawmakers elected to represent our interests doing throughout this fiasco? Not much, the probe reveals. In fact this Congress made history for being the most unproductive and unpopular in decades. At the rate it’s going, this Congress could easily have the lowest level of legislative activity since statistics began being tabulated, the report says.

Now back to the frivolous government spending. Here are some of the highlights listed with tremendous detail in the Waste Book;

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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