60 ways the government wastes your money!

By: Guest Authors
By: Michael Haltman
Update:  #61 on the list of the ways that the federal government wastes our money  is extremely topical! Joe Biden’s limo tab alone on his recent trip to Paris was  $321,665!

The American Dream provides 60 ways the  federal government wastes taxpayer money, but there are likely well more than  60,000!
Here’s 1-10 with a link to The American Dream for the next  50:

#1 The  National Science Foundation has given $384,949 to Yale University to do a study on “Sexual  Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia”.  Try  not to laugh, but much of this research involves examining and measuring the  reproductive organs of male ducks.
#2 The  IRS spent $60,000 on a film parody of “Star Trek” and a film  parody of “Gilligan’s Island”.  Internal Revenue Service employees were the  actors in the two parodies, so as you can imagine the acting was really  bad.
#3 The  National Institutes of Health has given $1.5 million to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston,  Massachusetts to study why “three-quarters” of lesbians in the United States are  overweight and why most gay males are not.
#4 The  National Institutes of Health has also spent $2.7 million to study why lesbians have more  “vulnerability to hazardous drinking”.
#5 The  U.S. government is giving sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks to the Muslim  Brotherhood in Egypt even though the new president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi (a  member of the Muslim Brotherhood), constantly makes statements such as the following
“Dear brothers,  we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards  those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them”
#6 During  2012, the salaries of Barack Obama’s three climate change advisers combined came  to a grand total of more than $370,000.
#7 Overall,  139 different White House staffers were making at least $100,000during 2012, and there were 20 staffers  that made the maximum of $172,200.
#8 Amazingly,  U.S. taxpayers spend more than 1.4 billion dollars a  year on the Obamas.  Meanwhile, British taxpayers only spend  about  58 million dollars on the entire royal family.
#9 During  2012, $25,000 of  federal money was spent on a promotional tour for the Alabama Watermelon  Queen.
#10 The  U.S. government spent $505,000 “to  promote specialty hair and beauty products for cats and dogs” in 2012.
Read the rest at The  American Dream here.

H/T for #61 to The  Right Scoop Read more at http://politicsandfinance.blogspot.com/2013/03/60-ways-government-wastes-your-money.html#7Kxj5ZFF7lDXTKCT.99

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