'12 Ways of Spending' highlights outrageous gov't programs
New twist on classic Christmas song
- Duration 3:47
- Date Dec 13, 2012
New twist on classic Christmas song
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Hi guys hey you know the song twelve days of Christmas but have you heard this version of the classic -- yet.
And my -- -- spending and government study.
Well you know well -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- next guest put his own spin on the classic as you just saw highlight all the ways -- government has spent your money.
Eric shatters a senior video producer at -- news.com.
And he joins us now live -- -- get this idea.
Well basically we've covered a lot of government spending programs and cnet's news.com and I thought for the season we could probably put a different spin on it and bring some information over to it.
Kind of a new twist and luckily I -- found some topics and some grants that would fit the cadence of the song and the topics of the song.
Put together -- around for some folks to help me saying it got an underwhelming response one could possibly imagine.
But -- likely -- Joseph and video to their -- sports -- work with them and they agreed to sing the song with a fantastic financially you can keep that to yourself how you settled that.
We cannot go through all the all the days of Christmas and going to the hammer -- shell so let's just pick -- a few let's begin with the fourth day listen and they could tell me.
By the fourth delisting is not calling it government loan.
Quality -- well -- Calling el Al birds this is an actual study from the department of interior costs of over a 160000.
And it's for that great basin bird observatory in Reno Nevada and they were studying.
-- all birds the calls the response and the decimal level.
As well as a response time and I guess you don't understand that kind of money and -- -- birds you -- good response time.
Right now let's look up fast forward to the ninth day let's see -- our money's being wasted.
That he could explain.
You know -- bloated spending I'm going to him or me.
It yeah that's from the National Science Foundation that's over 750000.
Dollars and that's going to the dance dot drop program at the University of North Carolina.
And basically -- a radio frequencies and the satin cuffs of dancers they dance.
And their images in their choreography is being recorded in projected on a screen -- shapes and I guess -- -- can record them and do some.
Virtual choreography as well and that -- -- Sheen how.
Well I did you know this is the twelve waves are spending it's a wave of the government is spending the money I'll leave it to the audience time to figure out if it's useful Linda how what -- -- -- Let's see with the eleventh day has you seeing about.
In the eleventh look at spending and that government.
-- -- -- -- -- this Celtic pipers piping for the cost 20000 dollars.
Yeah this way until it instituted it's a 20000 dollar NEA grant it went to a Celtic foundation in Washington State to bring Celtic -- over.
To do some instruction and also -- a virtuoso performance.
That you also say this is not from Tom Coburn is book but a lot of this is come from the national endowment of the arts this is what they want to what to do with their grants.
Yeah other song comes from the national endowment the -- it's others come through stimulus spending some comes through NIH grants basically we list all the lyrics underneath the song on -- news and people can -- On the lyrics and will bring them to the documentation for the program Erica look forward to the day -- you have nothing to sing about.
If it had been at the thought and it -- a lot of people don't realize everything -- It could affect -- effect until then I'll see again at least next year energetic good job very creative thanks so much.
Great thank you run by.