We all know that the idea of a “robosquirrel” built to hang out with rattlesnakes sounds really cool. But does it have to be funded with taxpayer dollars?

The “robosquirrel” is just one current project cited as an example of wasteful government spending in a new report called the “Wastebook 2012” from the office of Senator Tom Coburn (R – Okla.), a known deficit hawk and fiscal conservative. The report, which Coburn has released annually since 2010, lists 99 other ca…………… continues on Huffington Post