Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn's Waste Book 2012 listing the 100 worse abuses of government spending will be released Tuesday.
Some examples listed in the book this year include:
- NASA spending nearly $1 million a year researching food for astronauts to eat on Mars.
- $300,000 to create a robotic squirrel to study how rattlesnakes and squirrels get along together.
- A $1.5 million grant to the University of Utah to study building a better computer gaming joy stick.
Congress was also listed among the wasters for getting very little done and running up a trillion-dollar deficit.