If you’re like most Americans you’re out there busting your ass from 9-5, forty hours a week, and most likely doing a job you hate. So you’d have to be crazy if you took your check on payday, cashed it, and then went home and flushed it down the toilet. But that’s exactly what the government is doing with YOUR hard-earned dough.
When I read these six examples of how our money is being wasted, and how much is being wasted, I had to share it. Whether you care or not is up to you, but I don’t know how you can’t. Even if you’re filthy rich.
6 Toilets the Government is Flushing YOUR Hard-Earned Money Down
1. TAX FUNDS: $325,000 – GOVERNMENT AGENCY: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
PROJECT: Building robot squirrels to study rodents’ relationship with snakes. To make matters worse, this is probably the least fun thing you can do with an army of robot squirrels.
2. TAX FUNDS: $10,000 – GOVERNMENT AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
PROJECT: Installing urinal cakes in bar bathrooms. Not just any talking urinal cakes either. These babies encourage you to call a cab if you’re drunk. Note: If your urine is talking to you, call a cab.
3. TAX FUNDS: $700,000 – GOVERNMENT AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
PROJECT: Studying the methane released in cow burps and farts. Really. Guess what they found. That most emissions come from belches. Didn’t we already know all methane releases were hilarious?
4. TAX FUNDS: $516,000 – GOVERNMENT AGENCY: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
PROJECT: Developing a video game about the week leading up to prom night. Sadly, it’s also the amount a lot of people have spent on therapy since their prom night.
5. TAX FUNDS: $3,000,000 – GOVERNMENT AGENCY: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
PROJECT: Studying how sick and healthy shrimp perform on a treadmill. Solid results are in: there’s nothing much cuter than a shrimp jogging on a tiny treadmill.
6. TAX FUNDS: $100,000 – GOVERNMENT AGENCY: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
PROJECT: Researching World of Warcraft. Yep, you read it right. And at $15 per month, that’s the equivalent of the researchers having a subscription for the next 555 years. Results will be revealed in 2569.
$4,651,000 Right Down the Crapper
This is only six different ways our government is wasting our money. Is it any wonder now that our deficit is approaching $17 Trillion? I didn’t want to type out that many zeros… or look up how many zeros that would be. The number is so large that we can’t relate to it. It’s like asking a child how much money they want and they say $42 Godziallabillioninfinity. We kind of just laugh it off because we don’t understand it and it’s unfathomable. But this kind of ridiculous spending has to be stopped… and stopped before the bottom falls out.