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.
The special counsel investigation into the 2016 election has cost taxpayers over $25 million and counting.
Robert Mueller’s office released its latest expenditures spanning from April 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2018, finding the special counsel racked up over $8.4 million in five months.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending roughly $150,000 to find out how ranchers “perceive and communicate” about global warming.
The National Science Foundation has spent over $62 million on “intersectionality” studies in the STEM fields, with the goal of transforming science labs into test tubes for identity politics.
The Social Security Administration has spent $3 billion on programs designed to incentivize disability recipients to go back to work over the past 16 years. So far, less than 3 percent of beneficiaries have signed up, with “no consistent evidence” the program has helped participants find a job.
Prisoners incarcerated in California took in $3.5 million in Social Security payments from taxpayers.
The inspector general for the agency reported 123 inmates received the disability and retirement payments despite the Social Security Act prohibiting payments to individuals “confined to a jail, prison, or certain other public institutions for committing a crime.”
The National Science Foundation awarded a half a million dollars to an “intersectional feminisms” professor to study how to recruit more women into STEM fields.
Since Claire McCaskill joined the Senate, her husband Joseph Shepard has made at least $11 million through a business that buys up tax credits awarded to Missouri affordable housing developers and sells them to high-income entities seeking tax relief.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $170,000 studying how to crack down on distracted pedestrians looking at their phones when crossing the street by sending people warning messages on their phones to look at while they cross the street.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $400,000 for a study that compares “gender variant” kids with “straight cisgender” kids and cisgender lesbian, gay, and bisexual kids.