Article Photos: Booze, smokes on agenda for quirky gov't group 2/4

In this Thursday, April 19, 2012 photo, bottles of whiskey submitted for testing sit at a laboratory operated by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, in Beltsville, Md. The bureau, which collects taxes on booze and smokes and tells the companies that produce them how to do business, is one example of the specialized government offices threatened by Washingtonâs current zeal for cost-cutting. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)