One of the top examples of wasteful spending is the taxpayer-funded play “Doggie Hamlet,” according to Sen. James Lankford (R., Okla.).
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $700,000 studying ways to make emergency contraception more effective to prevent obese women from becoming pregnant.
Congress is heading toward a budget showdown next month after the two chambers agreed to a defense authorization plan for fiscal year 2018 that exceeds federal spending caps by roughly $85 billion.
The National Science Foundation is spending roughly $175,000 on an anti-obesity study that involves taking pictures of food before obese people consume it.
The State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor is offering grants up to $450,000 for institutions of higher learning and non-profit organizations to develop “intersectional programming.”
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $400,000 on a study tracking the eye movements of Latinos and their children at grocery stores in a bid to fight obesity.
The Guggenheim has pulled three pieces of an upcoming taxpayer-funded exhibit, including a mock depiction of dog fighting, after criticism from animal rights groups.
The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $700,000 for a study that will pay obese teenagers to not eat as much.