Waste Reports

Senator Paul works to combat government waste as part of an ongoing project for the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management. Read the latest Waste Reports.

Festivus 2018

National Park Service X-Files Project

Honestly, we did not make this up and we did not find this one in The Onion; but someone must have gotten really excited about Fox’s reboot of the X-Files because The National Park Service is spending $150,000 of taxpayer money to investigate supernatural events in Alaska.

Climate Change: The Video Game

A whole generation remembers the thrill of strolling into an elementary school computer lab, firing up an Apple II computer, and playing The Oregon Trail. Well, thanks to an almost $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, it appears a whole new generation of students will have their own iconic game…on climate change.

You Say Tomato, I Say Waste

Given its versatility and popularity, one
has to wonder why the National Science
Foundation spent over $1.5 million trying to
improve the taste of tomatoes.