15 Unbelievable Things the U.S. Government Spends Money On!

Here are 15 of the most ridiculous things the US Government spends the money you pay in taxes on each year.

When you pay your taxes every year, you are left wondering what the government is spending your money on. To give you an answer to that question, here’s a list of the most ridiculous federal expenses. So, read on to find out where your money is going!

1. Department of Defense Bird-Watching

An unusual expense, but it is a fact that our government spends a whopping $283,500 on Department of Defense bird-watching. The federal government has created a special unit within the Department of Defense, who are monitoring the life of gnat catchers.

2. Writing about Russian Smokers

Yes, some of your hard-earned money goes to writing about Russian smokers. In April, the government announced it would grant a certain grad student a whopping $48,500 grant, just to write down the history of smoking within Russia over the past 130 years. What?!

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