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?"
There is some truth in his compliments, no doubt; but they are wasteful, excessive, imprudent.
These have their secret purposes, since Nature is not wasteful.
But to put so much of it in one place is a wasteful, vulgar show!
Now the thrifty, not the wasteful, preserve and increase the national capital.