Federal agencies billed taxpayers millions for lobster tail, alcohol, standing desks, golf carts, and more frivolous expenditures before budgets ran out at the end of the fiscal year.
The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $1.5 million on a study of the sleep habits of Mexican Americans living along the U.S. border.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $200,000 to figure out why obese lesbians binge eat.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $450,000 to provide transgender women of color financial tips and “gender transition supports.”
The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $250,000 in an attempt to train kids to meditate so they do not engage in “emotional eating.”
Taxpayers helped finance research used by the American Psychological Association to label traditional masculinity harmful.
The State Department is planning to spend $18,000 on an LGBT film festival in Mumbai to “promote gender inclusiveness.”
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $1.7 million on a virtual reality game for young men who have sex with men.
A $54 million Ohio spending bill will include $15 million in taxpayer money earmarked to subsidize a soccer stadium near downtown Columbus for the city’s Major League Soccer team, the Columbus Crew. The stadium is a $230 million project and is also being subsidized by Franklin County and the City of Columbus to the tune of $50 million each.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending a quarter of a million dollars on an effort to boost the self-esteem of teenagers by teaching them how to garden.