Rand Paul’s Festivus Airing of Grievances Showcases Government’s Ridiculous Waste

An $850,000 foreign made-for-TV cricket league in Afghanistan, a $150,000 federal government agency yoga classes [sic], a $450,000 climate change video game, a $250,000 trip for Pakistani children to attend Space Camp and Dollywood in the U.S., and a $104 million subsidization for millionaires to live in public housing.

However, if you dig further into the document, which you can read in its entirety here, you will find more examples of waste that defy comprehension. Of course, this isn’t surprising, given the fact that our government spends trillions launching fraudulent wars. In this context, 100,000 dollar flower shows and educational climate change video games don’t particularly strike me as wasteful. However, given that tax season is approaching, it’s interesting, albeit somewhat unsettling, to see how our tax dollars are being divested.