The State Department under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasted $6.5 million to build communication towers in Afghanistan “that were never used as intended,” according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
Over 90 percent of funding for a diesel reduction program paid for by the stimulus law was misspent, according to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG).
The federal government is developing a body mass index (BMI) detector intended to be available to every American “anywhere and anytime,” according to a grant awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The detector is expected to rely on the analysis of facial and body imagery.
The most recent development in what has become one of the most regrettable slow-motion disasters in the history of Washington’s fine arts bureaucracy—and that’s saying something—is that at the latest hearing of the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), influential Republican Congressman Darrell Issa (Calif.) announced he would support Frank Gehry’s atrocious design for the Eisenhower memorial.
The federal government is financing puppet shows with fruit and vegetable characters in order to train preschoolers to eat more healthily.
The Department of Homeland Security has received a $47 million budget to put plans in place to prevent future pandemics–but despite that budget, which was intended for planning and training, the department is ill-prepared for such events.
The Alaskan city of Fairbanks has spent $7,000 to fight a $37.50 fine against its mayor, according to the Associated Press.
The federal government is still seeking answers as to why the majority of lesbians are obese and U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill, which now totals $2.87 million.
More than five years after the stimulus was signed into law, a new audit reveals the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent nearly $5 billion in questionable costs and funded programs that were “inherently not shovel ready.”
Congress is investigating misuse of taxpayer dollars at the Labor Department, including propaganda elevator posters that cost $2,627 a week to produce.