Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The government SQUANDERS your hard earned money

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released a new oversight report, “Wastebook 2011” that highlights over $6.5 billion in examples of some of the most egregious ways your taxpayer dollars were wasted. This report details 100 of the countless unnecessary, duplicative and low-priority projects spread throughout the federal government.

Examples of wasteful spending highlighted in “Wastebook 2011” include:
• $75,000 to promote awareness about the role Michigan plays in producing Christmas trees & poinsettias.
• $15.3 million for one of the infamous Bridges to Nowhere in Alaska.
• $113,227 for video game preservation center in New York.
• $550,000 for a documentary about how rock music contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
• $48,700 for 2nd annual Hawaii Chocolate Festival, to promote Hawaii’s chocolate industry.
• $350,000 to support an International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy.
• $10 million for a remake of “Sesame Street” for Pakistan.
• $35 million allocated for political party conventions in 2012.
• $765,828 to subsidize “pancakes for yuppies” in the nation’s capital.
• $764,825 to study how college students use mobile devices for social networking.

Read the full report: here

More at Senator Colburn's website
The part I like best? The way the government expects you to pay for whatever the hell they want. You go to work and earn money ... they steal whatever they want and give it to their buddies ... meanwhile running up the debt with no concerns WHAT-so-ever ... because, screw you, jackass ... what are you gonna do about it?

Oh, and no way they can find anything to cut ... nope ... everything has been cut to the bone ... gonna have to increase taxes. Only on the evil rich though ... and don't worry ... when we raise taxes on evil Walmart corporations, they won't pass the tax along to you in increased prices ... no way they would do that ... would they?


ragweed said...

If I learned one thing working for the government it was they spend money like a drunken sailor (yes and I knew all about the drunken sailor spending money)

Onecos said...

I need to check out that chocolate festival. Never knew we had one.

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