WHO: Federal Emergency Management Administration

WHAT: The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General's office discovered that FEMA had made $247,100 worth of improper purchases on government credit cards. Much of the overspending came from inefficiency and poor organization in purchases, but some expenditures were purely ridiculous: For example, $4,318 was spent on birthday cards.

WHY IT'S AN OUTRAGE: The victims of Hurricane Katrina and the oil spill were in desperate need of this money.

WHERE TO VENT: Call the Department of Homeland Security at 202-282-8000.

-- Compiled by Anna Dorminey, an Examiner intern through the National Journalism Center.