Surprising Ways the US Federal Government Is Spending Tax Payer Money

by Admin on March 21, 2013

While there are conflicts going on worldwide that the United States is butting its head into, here’s one you probably wouldn’t expect:

Turmoil between humans and elephants. reports that the federal government donated $3.8 million taxpayer dollars for the African Elephant Conservation grant in 2011 and 2012. The grant goes to “any African government agency responsible for African elephant conservation and protection and any other organization or individual with demonstrated experience in African elephant conservation.”

Seems reasonable. So where can we apply for a grant? We’ve got an elephant in our logo. Does that work?

Not so reasonable, is the $200 million dollars the federal government gave to India in 2012 for a reality show in order to advertise U.S. cotton.

US Lawyers Bangkok 
Chaninat & Leeds is a US-Thailand law firm located in Bangkok, Thailand and is staffed by licensed Thai attorneys and licensed US lawyers.

The Foundry lists a fun assortment of other ways the federal government “wasted” taxpayer dollars in 2012: studying pig poop, subsidizing Amtrak snacks, funding the National Science Foundation’s robotic squirrel creation, and beer brewing in New Hampshire.

We can’t wait to see what fun things the government will invest in 2013.

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