While the following is a drop in the bucket, it shows how stupid the feds can be:
A $16 muffin? Justice Dept. audit finds ‘wasteful’ and extravagant spending - The Washington Post
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is funding emission retrofits for many Mexican-owned trucks through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. As of this week, the program had funded between 65 and 70 retrofits, which cost between $1,200 and $1,500 per unit.