10 Ways Uncle Sam Wastes Your Tax Dollars

The federal government is in the midst of implementing the sequester — automatic spending cuts that will save $85 billion this year and more than $100 billion each in future years.

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The federal government is in the midst of implementing the sequester — automatic spending cuts that will save $85 billion this year and more than $100 billion each in future years. But when the watchdogs and overseers finish running the numbers for 2013 and get their first look at spending plans for next year, they will no doubt find examples of government spending that will lead to head-scratching — or fist-pounding. When you find your favorite national park closed for a day to save money, remember some of these recent examples of your tax dollars at work.

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Richard Sammon
Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter