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Your Tax Dollar at Work: Over $800,000 to Study Monkey Drool

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 13:37
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If Big Government were deliberately wasting you money as absurdly as possible to rub it in your face that you are powerless to stop it, what would it do differently from this?

A report released by a Republican senator Tuesday reveals the U.S. government spent over $800,000 to investigate monkey drool.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake published the “Wastebook: PORKemon Go,” which highlights 50 examples of government waste that cost taxpayers approximately $5 billion.

One such waste was the taxpayer-funded study of monkey drool that cost $817,000. The government agency, National Institutes of Health (NIH), provided two grants to the State University of New York at Buffalo to look into monkey drool.

The idea was to gain “insights into the evolution of saliva.”

In case that didn’t make your blood boil, let’s try this one:

The government also spent $460,000 to have a computer watch popular t.v. shows so it could learn how to predict human behavior. Some of the shows the computer watched included “Desperate Housewives” and “The Office.”

The project failed — unless the purpose was to flush your money down the drain.

money down drain

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.


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