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Time of year again for this is well the annual waste buck when you get to find out the ridiculous items as some of your hard earned tax dollars are being spent time is always fun there.
Actually cracked Pak thank you Shannon Bream joins me now live in Washington with somebody's head scratching details -- and any shrimp on the treadmill perhaps -- share.
That was very popular last year Martha -- this year what we have for you is role both squirrel.
This is a 325000.
Dollar grant for the development of a robotics -- designed to test the interaction between rattlesnakes -- squirrels while researchers say.
Yeah we were already able to observe this in the -- they say it's important for public outreach and for development of the next generation of robot animals.
Which will include robust world 2.0 and robe Lowe -- -- real -- Now let's check in with NASA it's got no -- -- budget Freddie manned space flight to Mars that the agency spending about a million dollars a year developing the Mars menu.
This is an effort to come up with a variety of foods -- humans could eat one day on Mars if we ever get there.
And check this out if you like going to the theater nearly 700000.
Dollars was granted from the National Science Foundation.
To New York based theater company -- develop a musical about climate change and bio diversity.
The great and then city opened in Kansas City this year along with songs that one reviewer described -- sounding like.
Quote a Wikipedia -- set to music the audience was also able to experience.
Flying monkey poop Smart -- -- No where to begin I don't I don't even know where it began I have -- well I had read I had some of these girls in my backyard -- come over and watch NBA back there.
And I would like I am glad that if I do you make it to Mars there will be something to eat.
So what about you know the spending is one thing one part of this equation that we learn about here we also learn about what money's being wasted on right and fraud as well.
Yet check this out an estimated seventy million dollars a year that's a loss for producing penny is -- -- anymore.
According to a waste of the cost to produce the penny it's quite well -- more than two times the actual value of the pennies so here's how it works.
After the pennies -- manufactured and sold at face value taxpayers are left to cover.
That's seventy million dollar loss to the report spotlights widespread of rape abuse of the food stamp system as well including this one example an exotic dancer in Florida.
Who earned more than 85000 dollars a year just in tips.
But also collected nearly a thousand dollars a month in food stamps while spending 9000 dollars during that same period on cosmetic.
Senator Coburn his team put together this waste book this year does every year.
Says the dozens of examples in the report just the tip of the iceberg but the illustrating much bigger problem.
When your -- -- money that you don't -- On things that you do not need.
And the money that your spending your -- -- -- against your children's future.
It's all outraged.
And the fact is is it's not hard to solve it we have recalcitrant and career politicians who refuse to do their job.
I but he did his job here is the book a hundred examples eighteen billion dollars fits all your tax money Martha -- you know they talk about the math that's just math right but it cost more to make a penny that a penny.
That's actually ask some questions and thank you -- I -- I don't know whether.
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