I work for the feds and have seen firsthand tax money being pissed away left, right and center.
There's a term they use near the end of the fiscal year called "March madness." If the budget for the year isn't spent by the last month of the fiscal year (April) then they'll have to return whatever excess budget money they have. And they will get a smaller budget the following year.
So to ensure they never get a smaller budget, they go through "March madness" to spend the remaining budget money before April 1st. (New air conditioners, kureg coffee machines, chairs, desks, fleet vehicles,etc)
I have never seen them return ANY budget money....EVER!!
So when people defend any new taxes it really makes my blood boil. The amount of taxpayer money being wasted is mind boggling!