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    Pentagon Spent $4.6 Million on Lobster Tail and Crab in One Month

    Pentagon Spent $4.6 Million on Lobster Tail and Crab in One Month
    Chalk it up to use-it-or-lose-it spending.
    Joe Setyon


    The federal government spends a disproportionate amount of its budget for outside contractors in the final month of the fiscal year, as agencies rush to blow through cash before it's too late. Among the more noteworthy expenditures in 2018, according to the watchdog group Open the Books, was $4.6 million for lobster tail and crab.

    Such use-it-or-lose-it spending stems from the fact that each federal agency is given a certain amount of money it can spend on outside contractors for the fiscal year. If the agency comes in under budget, Congress might decide to appropriate less money the following year.
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