Congress’s wasteful spending and pork-laden deal-making, not to mention shadowy special interests and empire-building bureaucracies are depriving taxpayers of their hard-earned money. Lawmakers spend billions on wasteful programs, pet projects, and the accumulation of personal power. All while they threaten to bankrupt our country as our national debt soars out of control.
The victims often don’t even know it’s happening. Many don’t realize how bad it is. Do you?
Learn the dirty truth behind four of the most outrageous ways Washington spends your hard-earned money...
Ready for the first secret? ►
In 2013, the Government spent $432,000 of your taxpayer dollars:
You are correct! The answer is studying how men arrange "hook-ups" using apps on their mobile phone
The National Institute of Health thought it would be a worthwhile use of hard-earned taxpayer money to interview men who use the app Grindr to find partners nearby and engage in sexual trysts. The study looked at “how and why smartphone applications are used for sexual partnering,” how these men “present themselves,” communicate, and what they look for on apps like Grindr.
Think that’s not a good use of your tax dollars? It gets worse...
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The Department of the Treasury spent $112.7 million on a public relations firm to:
You are correct! The answer is raise public awareness of what the American dollar looks like.
That's right, the Treasury spent more than $100 million of taxpayer money to inform the world about minor design changes on the new dollar bill.
If you think that’s a colossal waste of money, get ready for this one...
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How much money did Washington recently spend to train Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly on the job?
You are correct! The answer is $2.6 million.
Incredibly, a few years ago, Washington spent $2.6 million training Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly on the job. This is the kind of wasteful spending that President Obama and Congress have stubbornly refused to cut. Instead, they planned to raise taxes on families and entrepreneurs by trillions of dollars! Only action by citizens like you will break the Washington liberals of this kind of frivolous splurging.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse...
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How much have Washington bureaucrats spent on the Department of Homeland Security’s new headquarters building?
You are correct! The answer is $4.5 billion.
That’s $4,500,000,000, or more than 86,000 times the median family income. In one more classic example of ridiculous waste, the planned headquarters for the DHS is now more than $1.5 billion over the planned budget of $3.5 billion. The renovation of St. Elizabeth’s (a former mental hospital) has gone so far off timeline and budget that it is now projected to take a total of 20 years to complete the project.
Wasteful government spending and the national debt continue to rise – and your taxes rise along with them! But there’s something you can do...