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Jan 11 2017

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

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.


  • TrojanMan

    I want a government grant to study wastefulness of government grants. To prove my thesis i shall require 500k a year for the next 50 years. After which time i shall publish my one sentence conclusion, from my 5th vacation home, that will read something like this “There is waste, fraud, and abuse, in government grants”

    Not bad for 25 million huh? What a bargain!

  • The government could have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars by simply studying the senile drooling senators in Washington, DC.
    I’m quite sure the results would have been exactly the same as studying the monkeys.
    Guy

  • Anonymous

    Off-topic, but… CNN, pwned on it’s own broadcast of Trump’s press conference:
    https://s23.postimg.org/7madrg6aj/fake_news_trump.jpg

  • Rhondaabrown

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  • 762×51

    Flake is a Progressive 5th column operative who ran on the coat tails of the Tea Party and then sold out the second he hit DC. He really has no problem with government waste as he is a big government Progressive.

    Conservative Review gives him a solid F at 50% voting record. For the simpleminded who still don’t get it that the GOP is run by enemy combatants, that means he voted with Nasty Piglosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama half of the time. Jeff Flake is an enemy of the United States.
    https://www.conservativereview.com/members/jeff-flake/liberty-card/

  • 762×51

    That’s more than we usually get from these sewer drains.

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