Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How to Get Money From Uncle Sam

You think you should be selling a product or service that the Gummint--or the taxpayer-- NEEDS to get money from Uncle Sam?

Hell, no.

* The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) took the term “cold case” to a new level in 2010. The agency spent over $20,000 in taxpayer money “to unravel the anonymity of a 2,500-year-old mummy.”

* The National Institutes of Health (NIH) spent nearly $442,340 million to study the number of male prostitutes in Vietnam and their social setting.

* This year, taxpayers forked over $60,000 for the “first-of-its kind” promotion of the Vidalia onion in conjunction with the movie, Shrek Forever After.

Those are from a list of the 13 Stupidest Gummint Expenditures of 2010 compiled by Sen. Coburn. More at the link.

HT: AmSpecBlog

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