Coburn’s ‘Wastebook’ Targets Include Mountain Lions, Sheep, Beer (Video)
Sen. Tom Coburn and his investigators have been busy in their most recent effort to unveil what they view as government waste and abuse.
The 2014 edition of the Oklahoma Republican’s annual “Wastebook” runs almost 250 pages and features more than 1,100 footnotes. It’s presumably the last such report Coburn will issue from his Senate perch, as he’s resigning his seat early at the end of the current Congress.
As in previous editions, the report highlights billions of dollars of projects that Coburn views as wasteful government spending.
“This report, the fifth annual Wastebook, gives a snapshot of just a fraction of the countless frivolous projects the government funded in the past twelve months with borrowed money and your tax dollars,” Coburn wrote in the report’s introduction. “Every year taxpayers, regardless of their personal political leanings, raise their eyebrows and shake their heads in disbelief at how billions of dollars that could be been better spent — or not spent at all — were squandered.”