Republican Senator Tom Coburn has released his “Wastebook 2010″ report, a list of government spending that adds up to over $11.5 billion which he considers wasteful.
It includes burping cows, Vidalia onions, a 2,500-year-old mummy, and finding love on the Internet.
“Even those lucky enough to have jobs have had to tighten their belts. Yet, Congress continues to find new and extravagant ways to waste tax dollars,” Coburn said in a statement.
Report highlights include:
– “The National Science Foundation provided more than to $200,000 to study of why political candidates make vague statements.”
– “This year, taxpayers forked over $60,000 for the ‘first-of-its kind’ promotion of the Vidalia onion in conjunction with the movie, Shrek Forever After. ”