December 21, 2016

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Dr. Rand Paul Airs Spending Grievances with Special ‘Festivus’ Edition of ‘The Waste Report’ 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul released a special “Festivus: Airing of Grievances for 2016” edition of “The Waste Report,” an ongoing project cataloguing egregious examples of waste within the U.S. government. 

In its second year, Dr. Paul’s Festivus edition features 37 examples of wasteful spending, misplaced priorities, and bad management in the federal government that have cost taxpayers nearly two billion dollars.   

Highlights include: over $300,000 on TVs that sat waiting on a renovation project and turned out to be the wrong kind, $594,000 to subsidize Washington, D.C.-area concerts against the National Park Service’s wishes, $1,250,000 to produce a superhero cartoon in Pakistan, and $6,000,000 to renovate a Fort Belvoir cafeteria that closed permanently months later. 

Not to mention sea monsters, shady land deals, dating, and selfies. . . you can find all this and more in Dr. Paul’s special Festivus “Waste Report” HERE