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Report Reveals Pentagon Spent $4.6 Million on Crab, Lobster in One Month

Report Reveals Pentagon Spent $4.6 Million on Crab, Lobster in One Month | 13 March 2019 | The federal government has been leading a lavish life, spending $4.6 million on luxury food items such as crab and lobster tail in the final month of the fiscal year 2018, OpenTheBooks, a non-profit that seeks to bring transparency and efficiency to the federal budget, revealed. "We looked at the year, it was $22 million spent by the Pentagon on lobster tail alone, over the course of the past four years on lobster tail alone it was nearly $55 million", OpenTheBooks CEO Adam Andrzejewski told Fox Business. According to the report, entitled "The Federal Government's Use-It-Or-Lose-It Spending Spree", federal agencies spent a total of $97 billion on contracts last year, marking a 16-percent uptick from fiscal year 2017. In the final days of the fiscal year 2018, agencies boosted their spending to $53 billion, which is more than they spent in the entire month of August.