Ever since the days of $200 toilet seats (and probably before that, even), wasteful government spending seems to be something that comes with the territory. Nevertheless, it doesn't make it right. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is out with the latest version of his "Wastebook", which seeks to shed light on egregious examples of government waste. The media has quickly picked up on it, including CNN and Fox News:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/22/politics/tom-coburn-wastebook/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/22/10000-to-watch-grass-grow-coburn-annual-report-details-wasteful-govt-spending/

With as big an entity as the U.S. Government, is wasteful spending completely avoidable?