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Insane Government Waste
and Use of Taxpayer Money

Townhall, by Katie Pavlich

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 3/29/2013 12:38:25 PM

The NRCC is out with its new "waste list" which totals more than $18 billion. So what exactly is the government spending your money on? How about: -$1 million on a fruit fly sexual attractiveness study -$1.3 million for old fashioned x-rays of prisoners. -$1.5 million on designing a video game controller -$100,000 on taxpayer funded comedy group tour in India -$547,430 on a dancing robot that connects to an iPhone -$25,000 funding a course about "How to be happy" -$145,000 on a sculpture garden -$25,000 on an Alabama Watermelon Queen tour -$697,177 on a climate

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The complete list of government waste will absolutely stun you. I notice the EPA comes up as one of the worst offenders. No shock there. There is not one reason why these can´t be cut except for the obstreperous, disgusting, Marxist Democrats. Tom Coburn has tried to do it and they won´t even bring it to the floor. It´s enough to make you sick.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 3/29/2013 1:05:09 PM     (No. 9249987)

Hasn´t the government been doing that "sexual habits of the fruit fly" study since 1972?

Granted, it may be a cover name for black ops funding but at least change the name once in a while.

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