Waste, waste, and more waste…..
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The cost of earmarks totaled $4,200,000,000 in fiscal year 2015, which was up 56 percent from the previous year, according to Citizens Against Government Waste’s (CAGW) 2015 Congressional Pig Book.
“The number of earmarks decreased slightly between fiscal year (FY) 2014 and 2015, from 109 to 105, but the total cost jumped by 56 percent, from $2.7 billion to $4.2 billion,” states CAGW, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste and fraud in the federal government. “While those figures are far below the record $29 billion in FY 2006, and there are no earmarks for screwworm research or teapot museums, there are some troublesome expenditures.”