Thursday, May 26, 2011

Your tax dollars at work...

Half-a-mill for shrimp on a treadmill?

...I'd settle for paying a few bucks for a shrimp on the barbie.

How do you feel about taxpayer-supported research?

Sounds good until you hear about $500,000 to study shrimp "working out" on a treadmill. Or $1.5 million to create a robot that folds laundry. Or $300,000 to study how the Facebook-based game, Farmville, builds personal relationships.? (Or for the National Science Foundation, which is carrying out all this "work," moving into a new building that rents for $26 million a year -- compared to its current rent of $19 million per year?)

The list, which includes a study on gelatin wrestling, was disclosed as part of the video clip below from ABC News.

So how do you feel about the spending, now?

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