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The 7 Scariest Uses of Your Tax Dollars in 2014

Ben Howe / @BenHowe / October 31, 2014 / 8 comments


Sen. Tom Coburn’s annual “Wastebook” chronicles the most outrageous government waste—spending that is so frightening that it taxpayers ought to be scared.

Halloween is upon us, so what better way to document some of the wackiest examples than with the short horror flick above.

“Only someone with too much of someone else’s money and not enough accountability for how it was being spent could come up some of these projects,” the Oklahoma Republican said when releasing the book earlier this month.

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Ben Howe/ @BenHowe Ben Howe is a contributor to The Daily Signal. He is the founder of Mister Smith Media, a fellow at the Moving Picture Institute and director of “Bankrupt: How Cronyism & Corruption Brought Down Detroit.”

Wastebook 2014: What Washington doesn’t want you to read.

Oct 22 2014 Senator Tom Colburn, M.D. – R, Oklahoma

Voodoo Dolls, Gambling Monkeys, Zombies in Love and Paid Vacations for Misbehaving Bureaucrats Top List of the Most Outlandish Government Spending in Wastebook 2014

Gambling monkeys, dancing zombies and mountain lions on treadmills are just a few projects exposed in Wastebook 2014 – highlighting $25 billion in Washington’s worst spending of the year.

Wastebook 2014 — the report Washington doesn’t want you to read —reveals the 100 most outlandish government expenditures this year, costing taxpayers billions of dollars.

“With no one watching over the vast bureaucracy, the problem is not just what Washington isn’t doing, but what it is doing.” Dr. Coburn said. “Only someone with too much of someone else’s money and not enough accountability for how it was being spent could come up some of these projects.”

“I have learned from these experiences that Washington will never change itself. But even if the politicians won’t stop stupid spending, taxpayers always have the last word.”

Congress actually forced federal agencies to waste billions of dollars for purely parochial, political purposes.

For example, lawmakers attached a rider to a larger bill requiring NASA to build a $350 million launch pad tower, which was mothballed as soon as it was completed because the rockets it was designed to test were scrapped years ago. Similarly, when USDA attempted to close an unneeded sheep research station costing nearly $2 million every year to operate, politicians in the region stepped in to keep it open.

Examples of wasteful spending highlighted in “Wastebook 2014” include:

· Coast guard party patrols – $100,000

· Watching grass grow – $10,000

· State department tweets @ terrorists – $3 million

· Swedish massages for rabbits – $387,000

· Paid vacations for bureaucrats gone wild – $20 million

· Mountain lions on a treadmill – $856,000

· Synchronized swimming for sea monkeys – $50,000

· Pentagon to destroy $16 billion in unused ammunition — $1 billion

· Scientists hope monkey gambling unlocks secrets of free will –$171,000

· Rich and famous rent out their luxury pads tax free – $10 million

· Studying “hangry” spouses stabbing voodoo dolls – $331,000

· Promoting U.S. culture around the globe with nose flutists – $90 million

Read the full report here.

Watch the Wastebook 2014 videos here and here and here.



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