Billions wasted by government

Of course, the government doesn’t really need con artists to help it waste money. It is perfectly capable of wasting money without help. Here are a few examples.

  • funding a reality TV show in India
  • studying swine manure in China
  • losing $84 million a year subsidizing food service on Amtrak trains
  • improper food stamp payments totaling $2.5 billion
  • fixing a covered bridge that has not been used in 10 years

and a few more:

  • $30 million helping Pakistani mango farmers
  • $120 million in benefits to federal employees who have died
  • $10 million for Pakistani Sesame Street
  • $700,000 to bring TV to Vietnam villages

And here is Sen. Coburn’s worst 100 list.