The Feds Fumble Again

The Feds Fumble Again

Posted by Adam Kazda on 11/28/2016

This week Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released the second edition of his oversight report, “Federal Fumbles, 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball.” Volume two of the series details $247 billion in wasteful and inefficient Federal spending, and lists solutions for each example of government waste.  

Highlights from the report include: 

  • A $1 million National Institutes of Health campaign telling mothers not to let their teenage daughters go tanning. 
  • $500,000 for an exhibit that shares the best smells of medieval times.
  • A $500,000 program to send text messages to discourage chewing tobacco. 
  • $35,000 grant to assist “starving” artists with public housing options. 
  • Overreaching regulations like the proposed USDA regulation that would require gas stations to sell items like tofu, shrimp, and almond milk if they want to continue accepting food stamps. 

Read the full report here.