Wednesday, March 30, 2005

U.S. Government Goes Oink-Oink With Taxpayer Money

WASHINGTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Did you know the U.S. government has spent $50,000 to remove tattoos from gang members? Or that they’ve dropped $273,000 to fight the goth culture in Missouri?

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. Martin’s 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 world’s energy problem, but, so far, has been unsuccessful.

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