Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) recently published the fall edition of his Waste Report that details prodigal spending by the federal government.
According to Paul’s report, taxpayer spent $230 million on items ranging from $500,000 for an unused toilet and $22 million to bring Serbian cheese up to international standards, Townhall noted.
A press release from Sen. Paul’s office stated: Once again, The Waste Report takes a closer look at just some of what the federal government is doing with the American people’s hard-earned money, this time including stories of it continuing to turn over so many taxpayer dollars to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, funding research that involves hooking Zebrafish on nicotine, buying textbooks for Afghan students that are subpar or sitting in warehouses, and more in a list that totals over $230 million.
The report states: “From 2003 to 2017, according to the OIG, [DC] Metro spent ‘approximately $500,000 maintaining a single self-cleaning toilet located at the Huntington Metro Station.'”
“The OIG cannot definitively state how much was spent because Metro lost invoices for 2007, 2012, 2013, and 2014,” the report added. “To make matters worse, the toilet was not user-friendly, a documented experience shared by the news shows — though it did excel at providing some background music for users.” – READ MORE