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Top 6 recent and outrageous government waste programs

Rand Paul's list of government waste is out

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On Thursday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat discussed the most wasteful government programs of 2019. For years, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) compiled and released the annual "Wastebook," which detailed the allocation of taxpayer dollars to wasteful programs. After Coburn retired, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took over the list. Now, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) compiles the annual wastebook.

Pat highlighted the six most outrageous federal programs funded by the hard-working U.S. taxpayers, according to Sen. Paul.

The looming $23 trillion national debt was not enough to halt the flow of taxpayer dollars to the following six federally funded programs in 2019:

  1. $700,000 went to England so experimenters can hook zebra fish to nicotine.
  2. $85,000 spent on the purchase of a Bob Dylan statue.
  3. $300,000 used to fund a debate and model United Nations competitions held in Afghanistan.
  4. $16 million spent on improving education in Egypt.
  5. $33 million went to buying textbooks for students in Afghanistan.
  6. $22 million to improve the quality of cheese in Serbia.
Paul's "Wastebook" is funded by the government watchdog White Coat Waste Project.

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