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月買螃蟹龍蝦尾共460萬 買張皮椅花近萬 國防部血拚預算

3/09/2019

月買螃蟹龍蝦尾共460萬 買張皮椅花近萬 國防部血拚預算

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每年9月的會計年度歲末,往往是政府部門的花錢旺季,國防部9月買螃蟹和龍蝦尾的費用分別都是230萬元。(Getty Images)

每年9月的會計年度歲末,往往是政府部門的花錢旺季,各機構都競相把預算結餘用光,否則來年可能被削減。

在「預算要花完否則繳回國庫」的錯誤開支觀念下,聯邦機構9月用於購買家具的錢就達4億9060萬元,其中國防部買一個皮椅用了9241元,國防部9月買螃蟹和龍蝦尾的費用分別都是230萬元。

政府機構上一會計年度的9月開支970億元,而9月最後一周更是530億元,僅七天就比整個8月的花費還多。

監督政府支出的機構OpenTheBooks 8日公布報告指出,政府部門在會計年度最後一個月是爭先恐後地消費,要把預算結餘花光。他們擔憂,開支如果少於預算,國會下一會計年度可能減少給他們的撥款。而為了避免預算被削減,聯邦各機構是選擇大血拼,而不是少花錢。


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國防部因為預算最多而成為頭號花錢大戶,軍費預算除了造飛機外,還被用來買龍蝦尾和螃蟹,買塗漆刷子用了16萬3636元,買健身設備是760萬元,其中包括給成年人和青少年到日本使用的滑雪裝備。

聯邦政府9月用於買龍蝦尾的費用,比全年花的龍蝦尾錢還多10%。在政府機構買鋼琴的72萬1661元費用中,逾三分之一是在9月。政府部門2018會計年度購買高爾夫球車花費了160萬元納稅人的錢,其中42%是在9月,瓷器餐具也是同樣比例。

年終狂花錢是華盛頓的預算策略,「公民反對政府浪費」組織認為,歲末狂購潮不但杜絕不了,而且年年增多,因為已深置於聯邦官僚機構的文化之中。聯邦政府上一會計年度9月消費了970億元,比2017年上漲16%,比2015年高出39%。

OpenTheBooks組織表示,美國的國債已超過22兆元,現在到了制止華盛頓不當消費文化的時候,剷除浪費可帶來巨大結餘,還能贏得民眾信任。






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3/09/2019

OpenTheBooks Oversight Report – The Federal Government's Use-it-or-Lose-it Spending Spree

The Federal Government's
Use-it-or-Lose-it Spending Spree
 
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KEY FINDINGS:

1. In the final month of fiscal year 2018, the federal government spent $97 billion on 509,828 contracts. On average, each contract was worth $190,190 while the largest contract was worth $2.9 billion.
 
2. On average, the federal government spent $3.2 billion per day on contracts throughout the month of September. On September 27 and 28, spending exceeded $10 billion per day. As expected, there was a significant drop in spending on weekends.
 




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3. The federal government spent money on a wide array of contracts including a Wexford Leather club chair ($9,241), china tableware ($53,004), alcohol ($308,994), golf carts ($673,471), musical equipment including pianos, tubas, and trombones ($1.7 million), lobster tail and crab ($4.6 million), iPhones and iPads ($7.7 million), and workout and recreation equipment ($9.8 million).
 
4. In the final week of the fiscal year, federal agencies signed nearly 10 percent of all fiscal year 2018 contracts. Throughout fiscal year 2018, agencies spent $544.1 billion on contracts.
 
5. Between 2015 and 2018, federal spending during the final month of the fiscal year increased by 39 percent. From 2017 to 2018, September spending increased by 16 percent.


6. In total, $25.2 billion in contracts flowed to the D.C. Beltway (Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia) – that is 26 percent of all September spending. Texas and California both received large portions of contracts, pulling down $8.9 billion and $7.1 billion, respectively.




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7. In total, 6.3 percent ($6.1 billion) of funding flowed to 190 countries outside the United States. Top-receiving countries included Afghanistan ($356.3 million), India ($590.2 million), Germany ($535.6 million), Japan ($528.9 million), and Iraq ($271.4 million).
 
8. September contracts fell into more than 2,000 spending categories. The top 10 spending categories accounted for one third of all September spending ($32.4 billion). Top categories included fixed-wing aircrafts ($8.6 billion), professional support ($4.2 billion), and combat ships and landing vessels ($3.9 billion).


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9. The top 10 contract recipients pulled in 27.5 percent ($26.7 billion) of all contracts in the final month of the fiscal year while the top five recipients pulled in 21.2 percent ($20.6 billion).
 
10. Overall, 66 agencies signed contracts in the final month of fiscal year 2018. The top five agencies alone paid for 85.6 percent of all September contracts. These agencies are included the Department of Defense ($61.2 billion), the Department of Health and Human Services ($5.7 billion), the Department of Veterans Affairs ($5.4 billion), the Department of Homeland Security ($4.2 billion), and the Department of State ($4.0 billion).
 
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