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:
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.
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.
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.
The National Institutes of Health has also spent $2.7 million
to study why lesbians have more “vulnerability to hazardous drinking”.
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”
During 2012, the salaries of Barack Obama’s three climate change advisers combined came to a grand total of more than $370,000
Overall, 139 different White House staffers were making at least $100,000
during 2012, and there were 20 staffers that made the maximum of $172,200
During 2012, $25,000
of federal money was spent on a promotional tour for the Alabama Watermelon Queen.
The U.S. government spent $505,000
“to promote specialty hair and beauty products for cats and dogs” in 2012.
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