"The Internal Revenue Service paid a contractor $188,000 to provide one person to do clerical work over 11 months."
That's the opening line from an AP report on waste in the implementation of a Bush Administration federal worker identity card.
Here's a little more:
The IRS was responsible for developing and implementing the program to provide identification cards to about 150,000 employees at the Treasury Department. The projected cost of the program was $421 million over 14 years.
Check my math: Is that $2,800 per card?