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    Atomic Punk
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    Default 2013 Waste List > Total Value of Government Waste: $36,986,404,949

    Fruit fly sexual attractiveness study - $939,771
    Nearly $1 million were spent on a study that concluded male fruit flies are attracted to young females more than to older ones.

    $1.1 Million Puppets - $1,188,382
    From 2009 to 2013, the U.S. government has spent $1,188,382 on puppetry-related expenses. Some of the expenses include puppet shows for kids on educational topics. Others include puppet-based research. In 2010, the taxpayer-funded National Science Foundation awarded the University of Central Florida a $199,754 research grant for “Efficient Control and Transmission of Digital Puppetry.”

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    My cousin won a science fair project in 1971 on fruit flies and got a scholarship to college. He's a very wealthy dentist now for years in the Philly area. Aint Uncle Sam wonderful.
    EVH 1979: Well, actually it's not much of a vacation, because we run everything ourselves. We design our own album cover, we have to be in the office every day to sign checks - the whole corporation revolves around us. Nothing can be done without our approval. We even have photo approval.

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    I will side with the Tea Party on many things but this one first and foremost: Our government is a bloated leviathan feeding on the blood, sweat and tears of the American taxpayer. All of this waste on their end yet some poor schmuck that owes the IRS $1500 is hounded day and night, garnished wages, etc....
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    I don't care so much about the 6-figure items wasted. It's the 8-, 9-, 10-figure items that get me.
    2-time Fantasy Baseball Champion.

 

 

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