FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 16, 2016
Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
Sen. Rand Paul Announces First Round Results of Special Interactive ‘The Waste Report’ Bracket
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today announced first round results from his special interactive bracket of ‘The Waste Report,’ known as the Tournament of Government Waste. For the first round of the tournament, the bracket was comprised of 16 head-to-head lineups of egregious examples of waste within the U.S. government, previously released from Sen. Paul’s ‘The Waste Report.’
The winners of the first day that will advance to the second round include: Sending Kids to Pakistan on a trip to Space Camp, Pitched in for a Hollywood museum about the Oscars, Started a professional cricket league in Afghanistan, Helped deport illegal immigrants start businesses in their home country, allow millionaires to live in taxpayer-subsidized public housing, studied the gambling habits of Ugandans, gave FEMA assistance for losses already covered by private insurance, and built a gas station in Afghanistan that nobody uses.
The interactive tournament bracket, consisting of four rounds over the span of five days, will be featured on Sen. Paul’s official website and Facebook page, and commenced on Tuesday, March 15th and will conclude Friday, March 18th. Results for the tournament will be counted at midnight at the end of each day and announced the following day. The overall champion of the tournament will be announced on Monday, March 21st.
The second round of the Tournament of Government Waste bracket can be viewed below. To access and participate in ‘The Waste Report’ tournament on Sen. Paul’s website and Facebook page, click HERE and HERE.