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:
- $700,000 went to England so experimenters can hook zebra fish to nicotine.
- $85,000 spent on the purchase of a Bob Dylan statue.
- $300,000 used to fund a debate and model United Nations competitions held in Afghanistan.
- $16 million spent on improving education in Egypt.
- $33 million went to buying textbooks for students in Afghanistan.
- $22 million to improve the quality of cheese in Serbia.
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