Seven ridiculous programs you bought the government in 2014

It’s the last day of 2014 folks, and we have so much for which we should be thankful. But one of those is not a government that wastefully spends tax payer dollars.

You still have time to vote on our list, “Absurdity of the Year,” but over at The Daily Signal, Kelsey Harris has weaved together yet another list of absurd government spending. She writes, “As you recover from Christmas spending these last couple days of 2014, don’t forget to account for the millions of dollars in gifts you bought the federal government all year long. Yes, thanks to your tax dollars, wasteful programs (including ones like the $237,205 study that measures how rainfall affects red crabs) were funded with government money.

Here are seven of those projects.

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So as we’re about to enter 2015, it would be grand if we finally didn’t have to poke ourselves in the eye in the final days recalling this type of waste. Just imagine how many “shovel ready” jobs could have been begun with the expended funds from just these seven projects. And you all remember the Sen. Tom Coburn list we shared earlier.

Happy New Year folks — sadly enough, it will be April 15th before we know it — gotta feed that beast we call the U.S. federal government. I just simply believe in fiscal responsibility and spending aligned with the constitutional requirements of the federal government by priority. Is that so difficult?

Next time you get a chance to speak with your Congressman or Senator, ask them a direct question, “There are 12 spending appropriations bills — what is the priority ranking?” I hope you get an answer. I asked the House Appropriations Chairman — he never responded.

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John McMickle
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As outrageous as this list is, I think there is something out there more outrageous than $10,000 dollars to monitor the growth of saltmarsh grass.

edster48
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True enough. This is probably just what’s “easy” to find. We can only imagine how much they waste when they’re really working at it. Think black budgets and slush funds, not to mention bureaucratic waste by all the alphabet agencies.

Right is Right
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Like $5 million to find out why lesbians are fat and ugly!! True story!

Jarhead
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A mere drop in the ole bucket RisR.

Uncle Ruckus
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Hmmmm…since republicans are in control of the purse strings….makes u wonder

Jarhead
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DUH ! Cut back on your Kool-Aid Uncle muckus!

Uncle Ruckus
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And still you don’t address the fact that it was REPUBLICANS that wasted all of this money. Alllen knows that his followers are too stupid to figure this out!

Fiveseven
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The GOP, in its current incarnation, is not a conservative party.

Uncle Ruckus
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You got that right but most aren’t smart enough to know this so they are actually voting AGAINST what they actually stand for

John McMickle
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Actually the senate has been controlled by the Democrats and Harry Reid.

Uncle Ruckus
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Sorry but the senate don’t control the money…the house does plus ANYTHING THAT IS PASSED HAS TO BE PASSED WITH THE HELP OF REPUBLICANS

97E
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And nothing budget wise except continuing resolutions have been passed by the Senate. The Senate hasn’t passed a budget in years.

Uncle Ruckus
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So these things are paid for by republicans??

Jarhead
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And you think the POS in the WH would sign even if the current houses were both GOP? Suggest you cut back on the Crack Unc. and get some schooling.

Uncle Ruckus
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I’m sorry but doesn’t this article list things thats already been passed? (by republicans)

Tread7
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A damn shame America !!!

Mick
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Let us no longer be confused. It’s the Fair Tax that will make a difference in our lives. Flat tax keeps the IRS in power and adds to the wasteful spending.

Jarhead
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IRS must go….far to corrupt to fix.

Mick
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And only the Fair Tax will get it done. I think the name flat tax is used to confuse voters.

dodger4754
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Mick
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Have it book marked. Thanks

LANI
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If it was a Republican President this was happening under the Media would b out with blow horns & sirens

Uncle Ruckus
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The republicans are the ones that DID it…sooooo