An interesting report on waste by Federal Agencies was released by the Congressional Research Service on July 16, 2018. It detailed several areas of waste between 2004 and 2017. Garrett Hatch, a specialist in American National Government, authored the report. The report stated that the total for mistakes and improper payments distributed by 20 agencies was an almost unbelievable $1.2 trillion.
The largest departmental waste reported was made by Health & Human Services. Mistakes and improper medicare payments amounted to $387 billion. The same department wasted $234 billion on mistakes and improper medicaid payments during the same period.
To show the ridiculous nature of many disgusting wastes of public money, I selected the following item published by OpenTheBooks.com on October 1, 2015. For the previous decade, the Environmental Protection Agency spent $92 million on upscale office furniture, including $800 pencil sharpeners and $7,000 executive desks!
An incredible list of similar wasteful activity can be found in the report titled AMERICA NEEDS A WAR ON WASTE by OpenTheBooks.com