In 1982, Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wisc.) highlighted a federal program to teach teens to make shirts - that made not one shirt.
The Hudson River Tunnel (and renovation of the North Tunnel) received another $3.8 billion award, and it still won't be enough.
New York City, or rather its taxpayers, paid $87 million in FY 2022 to indemnify people wrongfully convicted through overzealous prosecution.
NYC must cut services to satisfy a $7 billion budget deficit – because it has a $11 billion bill to pay to care for 143,000 migrants.
In 1982 the Synthetic Fuels Corporation won the Golden Fleece Award for spending $>44K on a study to give its personnel raises.
The Aldine Independent School District in Harris County, Texas tried to take a senior's home for a high-school stadium parking lot.
The State Department plans to spend $6 million U.S. taxpayer dollars to build a United States pavilion for the 2025 Osaka World Expo.
The food stamp program loses $1 billion a month to fraud and waste, with some benefits going even to lottery winners.
The federal government gave a Teamsters pension fund $127 million to cover 3500 people. The problem: those 3500 are all dead.
The Biden administration plans a $12 billion subsidy program to pay automakers to retool to make hybrid and battery powered EVs.