Those are just some examples of how the government has spent taxpayer money in the last couple of years, according to the folks from the nonprofit organization Citizens Against Government Waste, authors of The Pig Book (St. Martins Press).
Their book lists some of the outrageous dollar amounts that the government has spent on projects many consider useless.
For instance, $50 million of taxpayer money is being spent on an indoor rainforest in Iowa and $10 million has gone to research on the Brown Tree Snake, which is native only to Guam.
The worst, according to CAGW spokesman Tom Schatz, is the $25 million spent on a supercomputer in Alaska that is supposed to solve the worlds energy problem, but, so far, has been unsuccessful.
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