‘Why do chimpanzees throw poop? The
federal government would like to know and is using your tax dollars to
investigate the matter. Every single year, we all send huge amounts of
our hard-earned money to the federal government. We hope that they will
spend that money wisely. Unfortunately, that is simply not the
case. You are about to read some examples of how the government is
wasting your money that are absolutely mind blowing. Anyone that claims
that there is not a lot of waste that can be cut out of the federal budget is
lying to you. Our politicians have racked up the biggest pile of debt in the history of the
world and they are spending our money on some of the stupidest things
imaginable. It is imperative that the American people be educated about
all of this outrageous government waste, because right now the political will
to change this corrupt system is simply not there among the current crop of
The following are 30 mind blowing ways that the government is wasting your money....
#1 In 2011, the National Institutes of Health spent $592,527 on a study that sought to figure out once and for all why chimpanzees throw poop.
#2 The National Institutes of Health has spent more than 5 million dollars on a website called Sexpulse that is targeted at "men who use the Internet to seek sex with men". According to Fox News, the website "includes pornographic images of homosexual sex as well as naked and scantily clad men" and features "a Space Invaders-style interactive game that uses a penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets."
#3 The General Services Administration spent $822,751 on a "training conference" for 300 west coast employees at the M Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The following is how the Washington Post described some of the wasteful expenses that happened during this "conference"....
Among the “excessive, wasteful and in some cases impermissable” spending the inspector general documented: $5,600 for three semi-private catered in-room parties and $44 per person daily breakfasts; $75,000 for a “team-building” exercise — the goal was to build a bicycle; $146,000 on catered food and drinks; and $6,325 on commemorative coins in velvet boxes to reward all participants for their work on stimulus projects. The $31,208 “networking” reception featured a $19-per-person artisanal cheese display and $7,000 of sushi. At the conference’s closing-night dinner, employees received “yearbooks” with their pictures, at a cost of $8,130.
You can see some stunning pictures of
GSA employees living the high life in
#4 Do you remember a few days ago when credit
rating agency Egan Jones downgraded
Normally, the SEC does not go after anyone. After all, when is the last time a major banker went to prison?
No, the truth is that the SEC is usually just a huge waste of taxpayer money. According to ABC News, one investigation found that 17 senior SEC officials had been regularly viewing pornography while at work. While the American people were paying their salaries, this is what senior SEC officials were busy doing....
senior attorney at SEC headquarters in
An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times in a two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer hard drive.
Another SEC accountant used his SEC-issued computer to upload his own sexually explicit videos onto porn websites he joined.
And another SEC accountant attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in a single month.
#5 According to InformationWeek, the federal government is spending "millions of dollars" to train Asian call center workers.
#6 If you can
believe it, the federal government has actually spent $750,000 on a new soccer field for
detainees held at
#8 The Obama administration has plans to spend between 16 and 20 million dollars to help students from Indonesia get master's degrees.
#9 The National Science Foundation spent $198,000 on a
#10 The federal government actually has spent $175,587 "to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior".
#11 In 2011, $147,138 was given to the
#12 The federal
government recently spent $74,000 to help
#13 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
#14 The National Institutes of Health has
contributed $55,382 toward a study of "hookah
smoking habits" in the country of
#15 The federal
government gave $606,000 to researchers at
#16 A total of $133,277 was recently given to the
#17 The federal government has given approximately $3 million to researchers at the University of California at Irvine to fund their research into video games such as World of Warcraft.
#18 In 2011, the National Science Foundation gave one team of researchers $149,990 to create a video game called "RapidGuppy" for cell phones and other mobile devices.
#19 The U.S. Department of Agriculture once handed researchers at the University of New Hampshire $700,000 to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows.
#20 In 2011, $936,818 was spent developing an online soap opera entitled "Diary of a Single Mom". The show "chronicles the lives and challenges of three single mothers and their families trying to get ahead despite obstacles that all single mothers face, such as childcare, healthcare, education, and finances."
#21 The federal government once shelled out $2.6 million to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.
#22 Last year, the federal government spent $96,000 to buy iPads
for kindergarten students in
#24 In 2011, the
#25 The National Institutes of Health once
gave researchers $400,000 to study why gay men in
#26 The National Institutes of Health once
gave researchers $442,340 to study the behavior of male
#27 The National Institutes of Health
once spent $800,000 in "stimulus funds" to
study the impact of a "genital-washing program" on men in
#28 The National Science Foundation recently spent $200,000 on a study that examined how voters react when politicians change their stances on climate change.
#29 The federal
government recently spent $484,000 to help build a Mellow Mushroom
#30 At this point,
Do you feel good about paying your federal taxes after reading all of those examples of wasteful government spending?
All over America, middle class families are scratching and clawing in an effort to survive in this economy, and the oppressive levels of taxation imposed on those families certainly does not make things any easier for them.
It is tremendously immoral for the federal government to take money out of the hands of hard working families and spend it on such ridiculous things.
So what do you all think about the list above?
Do you have any things that you would add to that list?
Are you disgusted by how the federal government is mismanaging our money?
Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below....’
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