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How do you feel about millions of your tax dollars being spent on a reality show and India.
How do you feel about hairspray.
For pets being sold in Singapore.
This is all a new report that Mike Emanuel has its hands on that you're paying for.
What else is that it might good morning we'll build good morning we are looking at the USDA's market access program the Department of Agriculture has spent about.
Two point one billion dollar since 1999 on advertising and promotional campaigns for US products overseas.
We're taking a look at it -- after college your money senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has released.
This new report highlighting the program to start debate about the role of government in promoting private goods.
We put the program -- to the taxpayer calculator and take a look at some examples of this spending.
According to this report -- diamond growers has received 28 point two million dollar since 1999 to help promote it's products overseas.
In 2009 alone they sold 709.
Million dollars worth of knots.
California's wine institute has gotten sixty million dollars from this program over the past decade.
In order conduct wind towards marketing and other events promoting what is it eighteen billion dollar per year industry.
Cotton council international has received more than 169.
In the last ten years some of that spent on an Indian reality TV show where contestants -- close.
Out of cotton.
Then there's the livestock genetics group which is received fourteen million dollars since 1999.
For marketing livestock.
Senator Coburn says he doesn't -- the spending of your money is producing results.
When our agricultural exports as a percentage of the world's consumption.
Has declined about 50%.
Over the last.
Fifteen years and we've had these programs work -- -- that of them obviously are working.
Now US TA spokesman says they're doing an excellent job making sure there is a return on investment.
And they -- -- survey that says for every dollar spent on market development programs.
Agricultural exports increased by 35 dollars now here are some examples of what you the taxpayers are paying for this program.
If you make between thirty and 49000 dollars it's three dollars 47 cents.
He makes somewhere between 100000 dollars and a 199000.
Dollars your share is 26 dollars 27 cents.
He go to foxnews.com you can punch in what you -- and I'll tell you what you pay for these programs and please tell us what you think help.
-- can't make it up canyon.
-- didn't matter how are making the list he's gives ongoing.
We'll check out the calculator at foxnews.com.
Thank you much -- could thinks.
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