Today is dreaded Tax Day. And though most of you have already filed your taxes, it is still a good time to reflect on some of the ludicrous ways our government spends tax dollars.
Here are some of our favorite examples:
The Transportation Security Administration buys equipment in bulk and then puts it in storage, where it takes up space and depreciates.
Two words: foreign aid.
Congress, according to a report by Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) last year, is so ineffective that it could be named the No.1 waste of Federal taxpayer money.
Here’s a $1.5 million question: Why are some lesbians fat? … Spoons, the answer is spoons.
The Federal government spends $30 million to fund two different catfish inspection programs.
How about $384,949 to examine duck schlongs?
And, according to the Government Accountability Office’s most recent report, there is at least $95 billion in Federal overlap spending that could be reduced.
This is only a very small sampling of ways the Federal government is wasting your hard-earned dollars. In the comments below, please feel free to give us your favorite examples of government abuse of taxpayer dollars. And be sure to pass this around, we want Americans thinking on this special day.