Time for some talk about government waste:
Is sending hoaxes to politicians a waste of taxpayer resources, or is it a way to keep politicians from wasting the resources on their own? (Probably the former, but it's funny.)
Politicians are extremely good at wasting your dollars, as one member of the House wants to do with the Real ID Act.
The Chinese have elevated government waste to a new level: The Communists in charge there are using the same kinds of technology to propagandize to their citizens that brought down the Soviet Union.