ERNST: Unwanted, Unneeded, Taxpayer-Funded Gifts

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You know that Christmas present from your grandma that you didn’t want and will never use? We’ve all gotten them. But have you ever given one of those gifts?

Whether you realize it or not – your tax dollars have paid for them! In fact, good ‘ole Uncle Sam may be the ultimate crummy gift giver – spending more than a billion dollars on unwanted, unneeded, and unusable items that cannot be returned, exchanged, or even re-gifted.

And I’m not talking about a fruitcake or ugly sweater, folks. These are multi-million dollar government projects that do little more than waste your hard-earned tax dollars.

Take, for example, the Pentagon. Despite the repeated objections of three generals, the Department of Defense wasted $36 million to construct an extravagant 64,000 square-foot headquarters in Afghanistan that “wasn’t needed, wasn’t wanted, and wasn’t used.”

And at the State Department, despite “serious” concerns of senior officials, $6.5 million of your hard-earned money was spent on telecommunication towers that COULD NOT BE USED.

Is there anything worse than receiving a broken toy or shirt in the wrong color as a present?

Uncle Sam has got you covered with these purchases:

Author: Press Release


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