Purchases with goverment funds should be reviewed based on a priority scale to ensure that goverment agenceys buy things that are needed instead of things that are wanted. A scale could be implemented cheaply and tracked through cumperters to allow for a budget that can reflect needs over wants, this would give an extra level of oversite of purcheses to persons running budgets. For example a simple priority list could be
1. food, fuel, repairs or upgrades of equpment nessary for operations, utilitys, mantence.
2. repairs or upgrades of equpment to enhance operations.
3. New office furniture. Office equpment. new file cabnets. training tools.
4. TVs, recreational equpment, surplus.