It’s no secret that not everyone agrees with the way the government spends money. Even if you’re a member of the same political party as the current president, there’s a good chance that you don’t think all the government’s decisions for allocating funds are right. The day that most people in the country agree about how money should be spent at the government level in the U.S. will probably never come. However, there are a few things that most people can agree are pretty crazy when it comes to the things the government is willing to pay for.
Of course, there have been some government shutdowns, which occur when the members of the government can’t come to an agreement on how money should be spent. Politicians are also known for spending a tremendous amount of the public’s tax dollars. One of the things that keeps most government officials in office is whether or not citizens are satisfied with the way he/she handles money. Sure, government officials who don’t use their power correctly when it comes to money should obviously be omitted from the next election ballot. However, aren’t there some strange things that would be paid for with our tax money no matter who is in office? Here are 12 of the craziest things the government spends money on.
12 Promoting Christmas Trees In Michigan
11 Dragon Robots in Michigan
10 Snow Cone Machines in Michigan
9 Fighter Plane Engine at The Pentagon
8 Tree Census in Nevada
7 Sprint Phone Experiment
6 Social Networking
5 A Report About “Feeling Good”
4 Energy Tax Credits
3 U.S. Senate Hair Care
2 The Department of Agriculture Internship
1 Keeping Pets Beautiful
We realize that most people like to keep their pets looking their best. The government seems to agree with this, since it has spent $505,000 on specialty hair care products for cats and dogs. Maybe these are the dogs and cats that are entered into shows and competitions. Or perhaps, the government has heard the cries of pet lovers all across the country who want to give their furry family members an impressive, shiny coat. Either way, this is way more money than most humans spend on their hair in the span of a decade or so, unless of course you’re a celebrity and you have to be on the red carpet often.
Sources: commercialobserver.com, investopedia.com, fool.com
Leave A Comment
Looking for an AD FREE EXPERIENCE on TheRichest?Get Your Free Access Now!