20 Times Tax Money Was Flushed Down The Toilet

Ask anyone what their tax dollars go toward, and they might point at the street or look at you uncomfortably or make up some completely off-the-wall expenditure that there's no way any reasonable person would spend money on it. Except that they might be right.

As it turns out, The Man is pretty fond of taking your hard-earned money and spending it on the dumbest shit possible. We teamed up with resident rebel AuntieMeme to show you all the ways the government likes to screw around with your cash.

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The US flew nearly $12 billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into Iraq. ia Then they tossed it around witthout checking to seE who was receiving it or

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The State Department spent $630,000 between 2011 and 2013 to increase its social media presence. By buying Facebook likes. Inspectors found that the n

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In 2010, the Census Bureau wanted people to get excited about taking the census. So they spent $2.5 million on a Super Bowl ad. The dreary commercial

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In 1958, the Air Force hatched Project A119, A Study ofLunar Research Flights. The plan: Nuke the Moon. During the height of the Cold War, the U.S. wa

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection spends over $1 million a year on storage. Specifically, they're storing broken furniture and obsolete computers. Se

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The Pentagon has So far invested over $4 million on the NAV (That's short for Nano Air Vehicle.) the NAV Not the NAV It's a robot hummingbird. It's 6

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The U.S. built a $36 million military headquarters in Afghanistan. It was never used. The 64,000-square-foot building is state-of-the-art, with a stad

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Cities across the country are implementing grun buyback programs. Buyback value: $50 -$250 Which are causing people to buy more grunso Not only are th

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During the Vietnam War, the U.S. decided to relocate South Vietnamese villagers. It was called the Strategic Hamlet Program, and the idea was to move

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The NIH has spent $1.55 million on a video game app called Kiddio: Food Fight. In it, you play a mother persuading her kid to taste vegetables. Becaus

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In 1962, council members in Centralia, PA, hired firefighters to burn their trash. It's still burningo The landfill was adjacent to an underground coa

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Between 1942 and 1964, the U.S. Military built an artificial island in the Pacific. Johnson Atoll, 860 mi southwest of Hawaii It was abandoned in 2004

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The IRS spent $60,000 producing two training videos. Exemptions T 2010 15 Other 16 Futly 17a Other 2013 They were parodies of Star Trek and Gilligan's

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In 1955, the Air Force decided to throw a propeller on an F-84F Thunderstreak. 0060 FS-060 The resulting aircraft was SO loud it actually caused peopl

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The U.S. Military has recently perfected the long distance stinkbomb. By extensively researching what smells bad to different races. The idea behind a

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Project Stargate was a 20-year government program launched in 1978. The project employed 22 full-time psychics. Apparently Command heard rumors that t

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During the Vietnam War, America spent $1.7 billion on Operation Igloo White. In the operation, sensors were airdropped along the Ho Chi Minh Trail to

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In 2010, the GSA spent $800, 000 on a conference in Vegas. be 4806T051 Jo eep ried wimkie The General Services Administration is the ER agency that is

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For 10 years, the CIA ran Operation Midnight Climax. They had the full support and cooperation of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and local police dep

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When healthcare.gov launched and immediately crashed, the -government paid $4 million to fix it. Affordable Care Act That money went to the same contr

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