Though with budget cuts now looming, Congress is trying to gut some of those benefits while wasteful programs go untouched.
No one likes high property taxes and wasteful spending on education but to think in such a context belies the greater point.
But this is not because I think that scholarship is wasteful, or academics are useless.
No one disputes that the fragmented, wasteful American health system could deliver better care at less cost.
An American war in Iraq will be futile, wasteful, and ultimately destabilizing?
Nay, is not an opposite course that which the poet himself censures as "wasteful, ridiculous excess?"
The openings of the war were gloomy and wasteful, without glory.
These have their secret purposes, since Nature is not wasteful.
From our standpoint they may have been wasteful methods, but they did get results.
Now the thrifty, not the wasteful, preserve and increase the national capital.