Chimps Throwing Poop And 29 Other Mind Blowing Ways That The Government Is Wasting Your Money
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 politicians in Washington. We are stealing
trillions of dollars from future generations and many of the things that
our politicians are wasting that money on are almost too bizarre to
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
#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 Las Vegas right here.
#4 Do you remember a few days ago when credit rating agency Egan Jones downgraded U.S. government debt from AA+ to AA? Well, someone in the federal government apparently did not like that at all. According to Zero Hedge, the SEC plans to file charges against Egan Jones for "misstatements" on a regulatory application with the SEC.
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
One senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington
spent up to eight hours a day accessing Internet porn, according to the
report, which has yet to be released. When he filled all the space on
his government computer with pornographic images, he downloaded more to
CDs and DVDs that accumulated in boxes in his offices.
An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times
in a two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer
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 Guantanamo Bay.
#7 The U.S. Agency for International Development spent 10 million dollars to create a version of "Sesame Street" for Pakistani television.
#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 University of California-Riverside study that explored
"motivations, expectations and goal pursuit in social media." One of the
questions the study sought an answer to was the following: "Do unhappy
people spend more time on Twitter or Facebook?"
#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 American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan. Their
best magic trick is making U.S. taxpayer dollars disappear.
#12 The federal government recently spent $74,000 to help Michigan "increase awareness about the role Michigan plays in the production of trees and poinsettias."
#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 Soviet Union.
#14 The National Institutes of Health has contributed $55,382 toward a study of "hookah smoking habits" in the country of Jordan.
#15 The federal government gave $606,000 to researchers at Columbia University to study how heterosexuals use the Internet to find love.
#16 A total of $133,277
was recently given to the International Center for the History of
Electronic Games for video game preservation. The International Center
for the History of Electronic Games says that it "collects, studies, and
interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials
and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play,
learn, and connect with each other, including across boundaries of
culture and geography."
#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
#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 Maine.
#23 The U.S. Postal Service once spent $13,500 for a single dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
#24 In 2011, the Air Force Academy completed work on
an outdoor worship area for pagans and Wiccans. The worship area
consists of "a small Stonehenge-like circle of boulders with [a] propane
fire pit" and it cost $51,474
to build. The worship area is "for the handful of current or future
cadets whose religions fall under the broad category of 'Earth-based',
which includes Wiccans, druids and pagans." At this point, that only
includes 3 current students at the Air Force Academy.
#25 The National Institutes of Health once gave researchers $400,000 to study why gay men in Argentina engage in risky sexual behavior when they are drunk.
#26 The National Institutes of Health once gave researchers $442,340 to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam.
#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 South Africa.
#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 pizzeria in Arlington, Texas.
#30 At this point, China is holding over a trillion
dollars of U.S. government debt. But that didn't stop the United States
from sending 17.8 million dollars in foreign aid to China in 2011.
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
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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