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Topic - Coburn'S "Wastebook
The Senate's top waste-watcher says the federal government is bloated with extra spending — including in the halls of Congress itself, where he says senators and staffers are collecting salaries while failing to do very much work.
"All of the outrageous and wasteful contents of this report were made possible by either the action or lack of action of Congress, earning it the well-deserved but unwanted distinction as the biggest waste of taxpayer money in 2012," he said in the report.
At a time when Congress and President Obama are fighting over the looming automatic across-the-board spending cuts, which all sides say are too blunt, Mr. Coburn said the Wastebook, which singles out $18.9 billion in spending, shows there are plenty of projects that can be cut if both sides would use a scalpel instead.