Wastebook: Pentagon Programs Named in Senator’s List of Government Waste

Posted October 23, 2014 at 5:07am

Stars and Stripes reports: “Exploding military sleep apnea claims, Afghanistan buildings that keep burning down and the Navy’s Currents magazine have all made one of Congress’ most notorious lists of wasteful government spending.”  

“Sen. Tom Coburn’s annual Wastebook , released Wednesday, listed those defense costs and others among 100 initiatives worth $25 billion that he says were conducted by a Department of Defense and federal government with too little oversight and a Congress that often serves ‘purely parochial, political’ goals.”  

“’Only someone with too much of someone else’s money and not enough accountability for how it was being spent could come up some of these projects,’ Coburn, R-Okla., said in a released statement.”