Senator's Wastebook 2012 Report Lists Trivial Congressional Spending

6:58 AM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
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(WUSA) -- Washington loves to spend taxpayer dollars and Senator Tom Coburn is out with this year look at what he thinks is TRIVAL Congressional spending in his so-called Wastebook report.

The Oklahoma Republican outlines 100 different Congressionally approved programs he says waste more than $18 billion.

The list includes:

  • a loophole which allows the NFL, NHL and PGA qualify as non-profit organizations
  • a $325,000 grant to build a robotic squirrel to see how the animals interact with rattlesnakes -- which duplicates an earlier study.
  • $24 million in spending to maintain contracts for selling typewriters.

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