18 Fun Ways to Waste Taxpayer Dollars

Monday March 26th, 2012   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 8:22am PDT   •   

Wastebook 2011

We’ve previously highlighted some of the content of Senator James Coburn’s Wastebook project, but in introducing the 2011 edition when it came out, we skipped over some of the lower dollar expenditures that, well, were just really wacky.

Like a $592,000 study on why chimpanzees throw poop!

Fortunately, Money Morning’s David Zeiler didn’t skip over these line items. Instead, in addition to the chimp-poop-throwing study, he summarized seventeen more of the earmarked expenditures that professional politicians put forward that fall into the “What?! They spent money on what?!” category of government spending.

And here they are:  More…