Federal Fumbles 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball Vol 2. 2016 To address America's outrageous $19 trillion federal debt, we need a growing economy and responsible spending reductions in the federal budget. Senator Lankford's "Federal Fumbles: 100 ways the government dropped the ball" report is an annual collection of specific examples of wasteful federal spending, as well as negative regulatory impact to the economy. Lankford believes he has an obligation to solve the troubles of our nation, not just complain, which is why for every problem identified there is a recommended solution. There is a way to eliminate wasteful, ineffective, or duplicative program spending; develop oversight methods to prevent future waste; and find ways to get us back on track.