Happy Festivus! Rand Paul Releases ‘Waste Report’ on Government Spending

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Senator Rand Paul released his annual “Festivus Edition” of his Waste Report on Government Spending this past week and, as usual, the senator highlighted some of the dumbest, craziest, and most maddening examples of wasteful spending.

IJR:

 “Happy Festivus! Is 2018 over already? It was just yesterday the national debt was pushing $20 trillion, and now it’s blown $21 trillion away!” the senator cracked a joke in the opening of his report. “What a year!”

Indeed 2018 was one for the record books. Paul outlined $114,514,631 in wasteful expenditures, including:

  • Providing stipends to soldiers in the Somali National Army (State): $76,321,379
  • Promoting the already overcrowded farmers market industry (USDA): $13,400,000
  • Teaching Rwandan special interest groups and citizens how to lobby (State): $250,000
  • Using theater to combat homelessness and poverty (NEA): $15,000
  • Studying the sexual habits of quails on cocaine (NIH): $874,503
  • Funding a fictionalized opera about Prince Harry (NEA): $15,000
  • Making…

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