25 Of The Most Baffling Ways The American Government Is Spending Its Money

Everyone knows that governments are wasteful when it comes to money. And of course, none of these bizarre expenses are anything when compared to the big payments of social security, healthcare, etc. So, although not spending $76 million to round up wild horses would be a great thing, putting a stop to it wouldn’t really make much of a dent in the budget. At the very least, however, we can laugh at the incompetence of bureaucracy. These are the 25 of the most baffling ways the American government is spending its money.

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The Department of Interior spends $76 million every year to round up wild horses that roam on public land

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From 2009 to 2013 the US government has spent $1.1 million on puppets. This includes everything from puppet shows to puppet related research. ($200,000 to University of Central Florida for researching "Efficient Control and Transmission of Digital Puppetry)

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The current administration has spent $400,000 on oil paintings of obscure government officials

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Taxpayers are spending $5.5 million to send professional athletes around the world for what the government calls "sports diplomacy"

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As part of a $350,000 National Science Foundation study, researchers found that golfers were more successful when they envisioned a bigger hole on the putting green.

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