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30 Things The US Government Spends Money On

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Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2078 Posts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 9:03:16 PM
After the republicans spent 12 trillion dollars on 2 wars based on lies the republican president G.W.Bush told, I stopped caring about anything the republicans say or do.They just lie,lie,lie.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1366 Posts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 4:17:16 PM
Actually, since you could have just googled that yourself, here, let me google that for you

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1366 Posts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 4:15:50 PM
@pirateninja sweetheart, why don't you google it for yourself instead of making me give you a million links

like this

and this

and this
and this

Female, 18-29, Australia
 90 Posts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 7:00:16 AM
"$16 million so foreign students can get degrees in US schools - what context makes that OK? (for example)"

I believe it may have something to do with you guys having a doctor/nurse/qualified specialist shortage in general. Oh course they should be funding universities actually in the country. However some/most times it just doesn't work like that because many places only take a certain quota, and only X amount will finish school and get the grades, then actually go, stick with it and graduate each year, when you need Y (MUCH more then X in this case) to do so in order to sustain/increase your number of specialists relevant to the population.

If you can't get the numbers because people simply don't go, etc, you have to outsource in order to keep enough trained people in that area. Offer people, say, an American scholarship, promise of a job and a greencard? They will graduate then move over. Shortage solved (ethics aside)

Female, 18-29, Australia
 90 Posts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 6:52:35 AM
That's not to say governments don't spend money on absolute stupid things (TSA scanners anyone? Where the money actually went, to someone associated with someone else high up in that decision, for equipment that is mostly untested but has evidence that it could contribute to cancer in frequent fliers? And can be bypassed, as we saw recently here, though I'm sure that could be remedied)

No ones debating government blows money on poo, but this list is very bias and out of context.

Female, 18-29, Australia
 90 Posts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 6:49:27 AM
'The Department of Health and Human Services plans to spend $500 million on a program that will, among other things, seek to solve the problem of 5-year-old children that “can’t sit still” in a kindergarten classroom.'

Just reading this one (And being a education student/ teacher in training) makes me thing a lot of this is out of context. That whole sitting still thing is for kids with genuine problems, anxiety issues, etc, that unless sorted at that age become harder to identify and fix as they age and will impact on their schooling (and future job prospects as a result of that).

'The U.S. Department of Agriculture once gave researchers at the University of New Hampshire $700,000 to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows.'

I'm also pretty sure this was a study on renewable fuel alternatives to gas. That would have been a worthy of funding study.

If that's two I picked up skimming over, I'm sure most are relevant.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 217 Posts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 1:55:07 AM
Reading on, this worse than expected. It ridicules attempts to help ease the effects of such diseases as ADHD, it generalizes massive and important efforts by taking trivial samples out of context, etc, etc. Yeah, most of it can be cut and is ludicrous, but a lot of this stuff is actually pretty important if taken in-context (and I don't mean a few out-of-context instances involving scientists that probably lied about the required money).

Male, 18-29, Western US
 217 Posts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 1:51:16 AM
Some are ridiculous, yeah, but some are way out of context. Drug research is a very important field, and taking a single test out of context doesn't change that.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1725 Posts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:22:56 AM
ok there is waste, but some of these lists go too far. the shipping charges for washers is kind of not honest. a company was defrauding the government for years and got busted. From the original story:

Corley, 46, was fined $750,000. She faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years on each count and will be sentenced soon. Stroot said the Pentagon hopes to recoup most of the money by auctioning homes, beach property, jewelry and high- end automobiles

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2429 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 9:15:35 PM
all of them were a complete waste. Except #26

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 7:38:16 PM
Meanwhile Obama is flying around the country campaigning for re-election on the taxpayers dime.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 535 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 1:31:41 PM
TSDC (to stupid, i don't comment)

sarcasm intended.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29120 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 1:25:06 PM
@moonperyie: So, Universities can't afford to develope things on their own? They NEED taxpayer's money to do basic stuff. News to me!

@dustywing: The worst? Ever? Wow you've been lucky so far, eh?

Female, 18-29, Western US
 88 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 1:09:52 PM
I go to UCI, they're trying to create a video game design major. I don't see what's so corrupt about that, the university is just trying to expand its art department. Go F**k your self Mr conservative.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 1:09:20 PM
I don't usually comment on posts. I mostly just pass on by, thinking to myself, "This is stupid". However, this is just too much. This is honestly the worst "article" I have ever seen in my life.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29120 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 1:00:11 PM
Finally! Hey, it's just a list @Osiris, I didn't make it. How is it 'out of context' if there's links for you to see for yourself?

$16 million so foreign students can get degrees in US schools - what context makes that OK? (for example)

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25264 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 12:47:40 PM
Well that was odd...

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 121 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 11:29:11 AM
Many of the items listed by them are perfectly valid and important scientific studies or practices which are taken completely our of context. For example, the farmers NOT using their fields is likely due to crop rotation. You're not supposed to farm the same stretch of land forever because it depletes the nutrients from the soil, but farmers still need a source of income on their off years. d:

Also, Juggalette, honey, FOX news is not a valid source. They're about as known for fact-checking as cats are for flight. Come back with something valid, or don't come back at all.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 190 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 9:07:20 AM
Afganistan and Iraq.... arguement won. conservative can suck it.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1366 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 9:06:16 AM
@gerry It's for the detainees

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3045 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 8:48:53 AM
Typical 5Cats post. Twisted facts, and altered context.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 8:48:36 AM
And a pointless 12.5 billion dollar super-carrier.

Female, 50-59, Southern US
 3616 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 8:07:28 AM
and to think that some of that money could be spent on re-training medical transcriptionists (like me) who are out of work by government mandate to investigate Medicare/Medicaid fraud.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 345 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 8:06:37 AM
They should just give the marines in Guantanamo a few xboxs i think they could cut out around 749,000 from there budget.

Male, 18-29, S. America
 15499 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 8:05:52 AM
Well, who doesnt like Football soccer

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