You just paid your taxes, and this is what you bought
By Andrew Collins | Watchdog.org
Uncle Sam thanks you.
An $876,752 study on snail sex
A University of Iowa study is trying to figure out if it’s better for snails to reproduce sexually or asexually.
A $16 million tropical vacation
That was the final price tag on President Obama’s most recent holiday vacations to Hawaii and Africa.
A $750,000 study on how kid cartoons contribute to obesity
The National Science Foundation awarded two grants totaling $750,000 to find out if cartoon characters are making children overweight.
A $2.4 million program to develop “origami condoms”
If you must know, it includes male and female versions, and the “first of its kind anal condom.”
A $30,410 “beauty salon” in a federal prison
At least it’s a women’s federal prison.
Millions in drugs for prisoners
Medicare sent millions in improper payments to incarcerated persons.
A $98,670 outhouse
The Federal Bureau of Land Management may have just built the most expensive outhouse ever at the Swede Park Trail Head in Alaska.
$700 million of Obamacare promotion
The big doozy. Despite President Obama’s claim that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, his administration spent nearly $700 million to promote the law.