There is a thread on this forum titled: "Obama to Boehner: 'We Don't Have a Spending Problem' OBAMA!!!!! These are SPENDING PROBLEMS!!! Government auditors spent the past five years examining all federal programs and found that 22 percent of them -- costing taxpayers a total of $123 billion annually -- fail to show any positive impact on the populations they serve! - spend $2.6 million to make sure prostitutes in China drink less on the job. - $1.44 million in federal funds estimating the size of the population and examining the social milieu of male prostitutes in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. - Washington spends $25 billion annually maintaining unused or vacant federal properties - Studying pig poop. The Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $141,450 grant under the Clean Air Act to fund a Chinese study on swine manure and - a $1.2 million grant to the United Nations for clean fuel promotion. - Amtrak snacks. Federally subsidized Amtrak lost $84.5 million on its food and beverage services in 2011 and $833.8 million over the past 10 years. - Conferences for government employees. In 2008 and 2009 alone, the Department of Justice spent $121 million to host or participate in 1,832 conferences. U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released a new oversight report, Wastebook 2010 that highlights some of the most egregious examples of government waste in 2010. Dr. Coburn Releases New Oversight Report: Why are OUR tax dollars being spent making sure Chinese prostitutes drink less or estimating the number of Vietnamese male Prostitutes or pig poop studies, or this classic!!! Amtrak spent $1.70 for every dollar it earned on food and beverage sales last year, leading to a loss of $84.5 million on the service, according to information provided to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week. Fast Track to Losses: Amtrak Records $834 Million Loss on Food Sales Over Past Decade In case you still don't understand: Amtrak food & beverage charges $1 for food & beverages that cost them $1.70!!!! YOU CAN"T DO that and NOT run up $84 million in losses per year!!! Really are these NOT SPENDING PROBLEMS????