You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

READ: 2013 Wastebook Calls Out Jaw-Dropping Federal Spending

The 2013 Wastebook is out on Capitol Hill today and, as usual, it is filled with jaw-dropping examples of highly questionable federal spending.

Here are some of the greatest hits from the annual report, which was released by Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-OK) office:


Beware of the 12 Biggest Scams of Christmas


- The State Department spent $630,000 to "buy fans" on Facebook and Twitter.

- The USDA shelled out $415,000 on fine wines in China.

- Though it hasn't paid out death benefits to the Fort Hood victims' families, DOD paid the shooter, Nidal Hasan, $278,000 in benefits before his guilty verdict.

- The Army National Guard paid $10 million for "Superman" movie tie-ins.

- A million bucks since 2010 from the National Endowment of the Humanities has been used to explore multimedia romances throughout history.

- The USDA cut housing assistance for the elderly while subsidizing more than 100 homes - at $500,000 each - within walking distance of the ocean in Hawaii.

- And last on our list, but certainly not least: $319 million was spent to build the problematic Healthcare.gov. It is expected that the government will spend at least twice that much on advertising and publicity for ObamaCare.


Students Busted in Real Life '21 Jump Street' Sting


Watch the full report above from Doug McKelway, plus tune in tonight at 7p ET as Sen. Coburn goes On the Record.

You can read the full report below:

 

192039604-Wastebook-2013FINAL

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Fox News Launches Redesigned App for iPhones, Androids

Now it's easier and faster than ever to keep up with the most powerful name in news wherever you are. Download the redesigned Fox News Channel app today on your iPhone or Android to watch Fox News and Fox Business Network live on your device! Click here for more information on how you can get the Fox News app.

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" will reveal who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Check out the latest installment: an inside look at Mutton Bustin!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!