Posted 12/20/2008
Sen. Coburn Releases Worst Waste of the Year Report
by Editor
Cato -- Sen. Coburn Releases ‘Worst Waste of the Year’ Report

This morning, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) issued a report detailing some of the more wasteful uses of taxpayer money by the federal government in 2008. (Read the report here.) By the time I was done reading, I felt physically nauseated. Any taxpayer with the slightest bit of concern as to how Washington blows money will likely feel the same. I won’t go through the numerous examples in the report, but I do have to admit that the $15,000 in HUD Community Development Block Grants for a voice mail service for the homeless left this already cynical budget observer dumbfounded.