WE’RE PAY­ING FOR THAT?!

THE DUMB STUFF EAT­ING UP TAX DOL­LARS

National Enquirer - - NEWS -

GOV­ERN­MENT spend­ing gets more ridicu­lous ev­ery year — and here are some of the ways the feds wave bye-bye to your hard-earned cash! To make your suds greener, the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture splashed out $35,000 for so­lar pan­els at brew­eries in Michi­gan and Wy­oming. The Trea­sury Depart­ment lost $70 mil­lion pro­duc­ing 5 bil­lion pen­nies last year! A twoyear study con­ducted with par­tial fund­ing from $450,000 in grants from the Na­tional Sci­ence Foun­da­tion ex­am­ined whether di­nosaurs were able to sing. Food stamp re­cip­i­ents were al­lowed to pur­chase $4.5 bil­lion worth of junk food, gourmet cof­fee, al­co­hol, firearms and cars! The gov­ern­ment al­lo­cated $1 mil­lion per year to cre­ate recipes for pizza and other meals that could be served on Mars — some day!

A study done by Van­der­bilt Univer­sity with over $300,000 from the Na­tional Eye In­sti­tute and Na­tional Sci­ence Foun­da­tion ex­am­ined “whether boys or girls spend more time play­ing with Bar­bie dolls.” The Mis­sile De­fense Agency con­tin­ues to fund a rocket launch site in Alaska that could cost the or­ga­ni­za­tion up to $80.4 mil­lion. The “space­port to nowhere” is 20 years old, “rarely used” and was es­tab­lished with an

$18 mil­lion ear­mark!

As of 2016, the feds were hold­ing on to about 770,000 un­used and un­der­uti­lized build­ings — and their main­te­nance costs amount to about $1.7 bil­lion an­nu­ally!

Money was used to learn if di­nosaurscould singRecipes were cre­ated for meals to be served on Mars! There was a study done on whether boys or girls likedolls more

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