Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released his annual "Wastebook," giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. The latest list includes some items that would be laughable, if those who received the funding were not already laughing all the way to the bank.
Coburn's list included 100 items of federal spending totaling $30 billion. Here is just a (bad) taste:
The list goes on and on. While it may lead to a few shakes of the head and bewildered smiles, it should also lead to some serious questions for those handing out, for example, $10,000 so a group of linemen and electrical technicians can choreograph a line dance with bucket trucks, cranes and field trucks, and a set of 20 utility poles, before a live audience.