Miscellaneous Soup Celebrates Income Taxes, With Tales Of Your Tax Dollars At Work! Here’s 10 Instances Of Wasteful Government Spending!


Source: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/30-stupid-things-the-governemnt-is-spending-money-on

1)

Cost: $22,000

Location: Mission Hills, California

Reason: A “tattoo removal program”

2)

Cost: $615,000

Location: University of California, Santa Cruz

Reason: Digitizing the Grateful Dead music

3)

Cost: 2.6 billion dollars

Location: Unknown (Do you really want to know???)

Reason: “Teaching Chinese prostitutes to drink properly”

4)

Cost: $239,100

Location: Stanford University

Reason: A professor studied how people use the Internet to find love.

5)

Cost: $13,500

Location: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Reason: The U.S. Postal Service was hungry, apparently. I’m looking at you, Newman! (Seinfeld reference.) The worst part is that all of this was ONE DINNER.

6)

Cost: 1.8 million

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Reason: Buying a museum of neon signs!!!

7)

Cost: $100,00

Location: Indonesia

Reason: The U.S. government spent that amount of money on a “Celebrity Chef Fruit Promotion Road Show.”

8)

Cost: $2 billion a year

Location: Farms

Reason: What U.S. farmers are given when they don’t farm their land (or even if they don’t farm their land)

9)

Cost: $137,530

Location: Dartmouth (a college)

Reason: Creating a recession-themed video game called “Layoff” (Oh, the irony! And they wonder why we might be going INTO a recession!!)

10)

Cost: $5,000

Location: Tennessee

Reason: The U.S. government gave this to Tennessee for a “series of video game parties.”

Happy Income Tax Day! For more, once again, check out this website!

Next on Miscellaneous Soup: We celebrate libraries with National Library Week! (But not satirically!)

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