The federal government’s budget deficit will hit $600 billion this year, according to White House projections, The Hill reported.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is spending at least $73,500 to teach astronauts about diversity, their “unconscious biases,” and how to “use their privilege.”
The Department of Transportation is spending over $3 million to create a national bicycle information center, which will provide research on “livability.”
Almost 90 percent of biomedical research is wasted, according to the National Institutes of Health’s monthly newsletter.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $700,000 to give college professors “unconscious bias” training.
If Congress were to cut unnecessary and ineffective spending in the federal government, it could balance the budget in one year by following the recommendations put forth by Citizens Against Government Waste, a non-partisan organization.
The federal government spent more on anti-obesity rap songs, a soap opera series about HIV, and a device to monitor how long hotel guests spend in the shower than Congress spent investigating the attack in Benghazi, Libya.
The State Department is spending over $1 million to create a cartoon superhero who teaches the importance of “living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle” and “women’s empowerment” for kids in Pakistan.
There are now more non-military government employees who carry guns than there are U.S. Marines, according to a new report.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending over $500,000 to start farmers’ markets for refugees on food stamps.