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Tax Day Special: Your Tax Dollars At Work

April 15, 2013 by  

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.


Credit: TUMBLR

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.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • JimH

    “AT least $95 billion in overlap spending. The sequester was$85 billion, what should they do with that “extra” $10 billion?
    Can we bring back the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels?

  • Dave

    Yes… reflection…
    Conservatives started a 3T war in Iraq and gave the oil contracts when it was done to China… LOL Hilarious right….
    Congress gives subsidies to Exxon-Mobile who’s CEO’s total compensation package got bumped from 34M a year to just over 40M a year… OMG I am laughing so much it hurts..
    Bank bailouts given out by Bush and Obama and in which there is plenty of money for CEO/Executive bonuses and no money for the people swindled by these thugs… Oh what a riot….
    Haliburton made 49 Billion dollars off the blood of our soldiers and hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis… (Wink wink Dick Cheney)… Oh the laughs don’t stop.
    We just need the Benny Hill theme playing as the people help bleed this country dry for the betterment of the wealthy.


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