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    Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spendin

    Personally I think this is just the tip of the iceberg. I am sure someone will say oh this is just chump change compared to what the government usually spends money on. 6.5 billion dollars is not ****en chump it is 6.4 billion dollars that was unnecessarily taken from American people, it was 6.5 billion that could have been spent on something actually necessary.


    Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion In 'Unnecessary' Spending | Fox News
    Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn on Tuesday released his annual "Wastebook" highlighting what he's labeled some of the government's most wasteful spending items, including $113,000 for a video game preservation center and $765,000 to subsidize "pancakes for yuppies" in Washington.
    Coburn, a Republican who is known around Washington as "Dr. No" for his opposition to excess spending, said in a press release Tuesday that his "Wastebook 2011" details the "most egregious ways your taxpayer dollars were wasted" -- items he claims total more than $6.5 billion in "unnecessary" spending.
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    I think it just shows that the elected representatives of both parties are full of crap and will never get serious about cutting spending.

    It is all about political brinksmanship and it always will be until we the people have had enough and put an end to it.

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Any member of congress who voted for these items should be made to pay the money back out of their own pockets. They've stolen enough over the years, they should be able to handle that fine.

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    I'm sure the total waste is going to be 3-5%, which is alot of money.

    Of course, I think the fed spends 25-50% more than they need to.

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Sen. Coburn is a deficit and spending hawk! I like him because he's not afraid to tell it like it is.

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    6.5 billion? that's not even a snowball on the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds of billions are going to waste somewhere.

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    6.5 billion? that's not even a snowball on the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds of billions are going to waste somewhere.
    Even if that's true - which is a silly thing to say, since everyone's got a different idea of what's wasteful - it still doesn't solve our budget problems. Trying to make it all about "waste" is a copout. It's a matter of making really tough choices. Cutting "waste" is easy.
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Personally I think this is just the tip of the iceberg. I am sure someone will say oh this is just chump change compared to what the government usually spends money on. 6.5 billion dollars is not ****en chump it is 6.4 billion dollars that was unnecessarily taken from American people, it was 6.5 billion that could have been spent on something actually necessary.


    Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion In 'Unnecessary' Spending | Fox News
    Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn on Tuesday released his annual "Wastebook" highlighting what he's labeled some of the government's most wasteful spending items, including $113,000 for a video game preservation center and $765,000 to subsidize "pancakes for yuppies" in Washington.
    Coburn, a Republican who is known around Washington as "Dr. No" for his opposition to excess spending, said in a press release Tuesday that his "Wastebook 2011" details the "most egregious ways your taxpayer dollars were wasted" -- items he claims total more than $6.5 billion in "unnecessary" spending.
    Coburn is wasting money with his "study" so that he can get some media attention.
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    6.5 billion? that's not even a snowball on the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds of billions are going to waste somewhere.
    That's less than 1 day of fed operations based on 2010 spending.
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    That's less than 1 day of fed operations based on 2010 spending.
    It's also something like 0.0003 percent of a pointless war.
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