11 of the Worst Things Your Tax Dollars Are Being Wasted On | April 15th, 2013

Tax Day, a day when all Americans groan as they realize the size of their tax bill to the federal government. But for Washington Democrats, it is a day to celebrate the bounty Americans have sent in for them to spend. Here is a list of the 11 things that will make you groan even more:

11. Moroccan pottery classes  - $27,000,000

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(Wikipedia User Sundar)

10. Oil paintings for obscure Obama administration officials – $400,000:

vilsack

(ABC News)

9. Taxpayer-funded study finds golfers are better when they envision a larger hole  - $350,000:

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(www.nysparks.com)

8. Overseas vacations for athletes  - $5,500,000:

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(Wikipedia)

7. Fruit fly sexual attractiveness study  - $939,771:

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(Bruce Marlin, Wikipedia)

6. Talking urinal cakes  - $10,000

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(Wikipedia User Julo)

5. Taxpayer-funded pet shampoo and toothpaste  - $505,000:

Adamcoat

(Wikipedia User Danper65)

4. Taxpayer-subsidized cupcakes  - $2,000,000:

640px-Chocolate_Cupcakes_with_Raspberry_Buttercream

(Wikipedia)

3. Government overpays for products and services  - $1,000,000,000:

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(Wikipedia)

2. Improper Food Stamp Payments – $4.5 Billion:

FoodStamp

(www.spmc.org)

1. Robot Squirrels  - $325,000:

RoboSquirrel

(Popsci.com)

Tax Day, a day when all Americans groan as they realize the size of their tax bill to the federal government. But for Washington Democrats, it is a day to celebrate the bounty Americans have sent in for them to spend. Here is a list of the 11 things that will make you groan even more: 11. Moroccan pottery classes  - $27,000,000 pottery

(Wikipedia User Sundar)

10. Oil paintings for obscure Obama administration officials - $400,000:

vilsack

(ABC News)

9. Taxpayer-funded study finds golfers are better when they envision a larger hole  - $350,000:

d163342c-349e-4be5-8b07-fd3b5a9311c5

(www.nysparks.com)

8. Overseas vacations for athletes  - $5,500,000:

640px-Prince_George_Wharf_in_Nassau_Harbor

(Wikipedia)

7. Fruit fly sexual attractiveness study  - $939,771:

546px-Euaresta_aequalis

(Bruce Marlin, Wikipedia)

6. Talking urinal cakes  - $10,000

Urinal_with_urinal_cake_gsu_cit_2004

(Wikipedia User Julo)

5. Taxpayer-funded pet shampoo and toothpaste  - $505,000:

Adamcoat

(Wikipedia User Danper65)

4. Taxpayer-subsidized cupcakes  - $2,000,000:

640px-Chocolate_Cupcakes_with_Raspberry_Buttercream

(Wikipedia)

3. Government overpays for products and services  - $1,000,000,000:

WH

(Wikipedia)

2. Improper Food Stamp Payments - $4.5 Billion:

FoodStamp

(www.spmc.org)

1. Robot Squirrels  - $325,000:

RoboSquirrel

(Popsci.com)