Just how goofy are our federal agencies? Consider a few examples:
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued U.S. Steel and the United Steelworkers Union, claiming that the Americans with Disabilities Act precluded them from administering breathalyzer tests for alcohol to probationary employees. Both the company and the union agreed that such testing was reasonable given the hot and dangerous processes involved in manufacturing steel, so the EEOC took them to court - and lost.
In another legal action, the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. ordered the National Labor Relations Board to respond to a business group's petition that it cease taking action in light of a recent ruling by the same court that the NLRB members were unconstitutionally appointed.
The NLRB said the administration would appeal the case and in the meantime would continue to do its duties as if the court’s ruling didn’t happen.
With this action, the Court is ordering the NLRB to justify its continued operation.
And even the Pentagon's got into the act, spending $5.2 million on a goldfish study:
“In the military they have $5.2 million they spent on goldfish — studying goldfish to see how democratic they were and if we could learn about democracy from goldfish. I would give the president the authority to go ahead and cut all $5 million in goldfish studies,” Paul said on Fox News.
Yes, that's a reasonable place to start paring back wasteful spending.