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Thousands to promote caviar, and other government expenditures

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Sen. Tom Coburn has released " Wastebook 2012," his annual collection of questionable (or at least interesting) expenditures by the federal government. Among our favorites: $300,000: Amount granted by the USDA to the Fish Processors of Idaho to promote the sale of caviar. $31,071: Amount spent by the U.S. Forest Service to have Smokey Bear balloons at several balloon festivals....