Wine/Food Tastings Continue
Dr. Coburn talks USDA duplication and inefficiencies: 40 housing , business community infrastructure and facility, energy, healthcare, and
telecommunications programs targeted towards rural citizens but duplicated by 88 other programs administered by 16 different federal agencies doing exactly the same thing.
With one USDA employee for every eight farmers, “The agency notes on their web site if they were a private company, they would be the sixth largest private company in America,” Dr. Coburn said. “Sequestration gives us a good time to start looking at priorities…we ought to cut out wine out wine tastings for federal employees and keep the meat inspectors employed.”