Over the past 12 months, Washington politicians
argued, debated and lamented about how to reign
in the federal go
vernment‘s out of control spending.
All the while, Washington was on a shopping
binge, spending money we do not have on things
we do not need, like the $6.9 billion worth of
examples provided in this report. The result:
Instead of cutting wasteful spending, nearly $2.5
billion was added
day in 2011 to our national
which now exceeds $15 trillion.