Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.
Sen. Tom Coburn’s yearly ‘Wastebook’ cites 100 examples, big and small, of questionable government spending like a $347,000 alternative medicine grant to measure the benefits of massage on rabbits.
Among other programs looking at across the board cuts, the federally-funded Meals on Wheels program could see a cut to services as the government sequester begins to take effect later this month.
U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in December, driven lower by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week.
MONEY is the name of the game in today’s Final Word-