A. Barton Hinkle on How the Government Wastes Money

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You think the federal government wastes taxpayer dollars? You don't know the half of it. During the past year alone, observes A. Barton Hinkle, Washington has shelled out billions to give bureaucrats paid vacations in lieu of discipline; to ship coal to Germany for no reason; to design better golf clubs; to help farmers market manure; and to give bunny rabbits massages—among many other things.

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