Waste Book

In Memoriam: Senator Tom Coburn, More Than Dr. No

While Dr. Coburn’s long battle against pork barrel spending and the accumulation of our ruinous national debt made him persona non grata in the plush bars and swank restaurants of Washington’s K Street lobbyist hangouts, conservatives remember him for two other things; his steadfast Christian faith and his unrelenting opposition to abortion.

Gov Waste: $2.5 Bill. in Back Pay for Shutdown Employees

Penny Starr, CNS News

“The White House estimates it cost $2 billion to provide back pay to federal employees ‘for services that could not be performed’ during the shutdown, is roughly $2.0 billion,” the Waste Book 2013 says. “Total compensation costs, including benefits, are about 30% larger, in the range of $2.5 billion.”