You hear a lot of talk about waste in government, especially in the bureaucracies at the federal level. But then you see an investigation by my Independence Institute colleague Todd Shepherd (also the founder of Complete Colorado), and that waste sort of comes to life. It becomes a little less abstract.
If the headline doesn’t draw you to take a peek, I’m not sure what will: “Excuse me, Homeland Security Department, how do you lose two forklifts?” (H/T Amy Oliver)
During one calendar year, the Customs and Border Patrol Agency by itself lost $7.1 million of material, including 171 desktop computers, 28 motion picture cameras, and – yes – 2 forklifts. Check it out for yourself, then do what the Independence Institute did: write members of Congress and ask them for an official investigation.