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DUMBEST WAYS GOVERNMENT SPENDS OUR MONEY

Here are some more examples of how the government wastes our money.

• Federal agencies have purchased a total of approximately 2 billion rounds of ammunition over the past 10 months. It is claimed that all of this ammunition is needed for “training purposes”.

• During 2012, the National Science Foundation spent $516,000 on the creation of a video game called “Prom Week” which apparently simulates “all the social interactions of the event.”

• If you can believe it, $10,000 of U.S. taxpayer money was actually used to purchase talking urinal cakes up in Michigan.

• When Joe Biden and his staff took a trip to London back in February, the hotel bill cost U.S. taxpayers $459,388. Joe Biden and his staff also stopped in Paris for one night back in February. The hotel bill for that one night came to $585,000.

• The U.S. Department of Agriculture has spent $300,000 to encourage Americans to eat caviar.

• The National Institutes of Health recently gave $666,905 to a group of researchers that is conducting a study on the benefits of watching reruns on television.

• The National Science Foundation has given 1.2 million dollars to a team of “scientists” that is spending part of that money on a study that is seeking to determine whether elderly Americans would benefit from playing World of Warcraft or not.

• The National Institutes of Health recently gave $548,731 to a team of researchers that concluded that those that drink heavily in their thirties also tend to feel more immature.

• In 2011, the federal government gave $550,000 toward the making of a documentary about how rock and roll contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union.

• The IRS spent $60,000 on a film parody of “Star Trek” and a film parody of “Gilligan’s Island”.

• 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.

• NASA spends close to a million dollars a year developing a menu of food for a manned mission to Mars even though it is being projected that a manned mission to Mars is still decades away.
• Over the past 15 years, a total of approximately $5.25 million has been spent on hair care services for the U.S. Senate.

• During fiscal 2012, the National Science Foundation gave researchers at Purdue University $350,000. They used part of that money to help fund a study that discovered that if golfers imagine that a hole is bigger it will help them with their putting