Speaking of costly wastes of money: This colorful graphic via Perceptual Edge, shows the outrageous costs of war in Iraq:
Whenever I hear a a congress critter discussing deficit spending, the first thing I do is check their vote on the Iraq war to see if they are legitimately concerned about deficits, or not.
Deficit hawk or Hypocrite? You decide:
You will find most of these born again deficit hawks are hypocritical partisan hacks . . .