Government Agencies Do Their Christmas Shopping in September

A $20,000 piano, wine, guitars, snowboards, and cross-fit equipment are just a few of the purchases made in September by government agencies anxious to spend all of their budget money before the end of the fiscal year.

One out of every nine dollars spent by the federal government occurs in just the last seven days of the fiscal year, according to Adam Andrzejewski of, a government watchdog group.

“We identified in the last fiscal year that $50 billion dollars of contract spending went out the door in the last 7 days of the fiscal year,” Andrzejewski said.

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