WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight Subcommittee, released the first installment of his “Worldwide Waste” series, a special project of “The Waste Report.” Dr. Paul’s “Waste Report” alerts taxpayers to egregious examples of waste within the U.S. government to help reform spending and keep legislators accountable to the people.
In 2015 alone, the U.S. government’s foreign assistance programs, which have largely escaped close scrutiny, absorbed $48 billion of taxpayers’ money. This amount represents the average tax liability of 6.6 million Americans – about one-and-a-half times the population of Dr. Paul’s state of Kentucky.
Dr. Paul’s series will equip Americans with specific examples of how their money is being misused, offer possible solutions, and narrow the accountability gap between the American taxpayer and their representatives, who have searched frantically for excuses to protect the overseas-spending status quo.
By its end, “Worldwide Waste” will identify over $3 billion of waste in our government’s foreign assistance programs.
You can read Part 1 HERE, and you can find a summary of its featured stories HERE.