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U.S. Taxpayers Billed $115M to Study Quails on Cocaine, Donkey Hunting

Both Democrat and Republican political establishments have decried the cost of President Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall while $115 million in American taxpayer money has funded the Somali National Army, tourism in Egypt, quails on cocaine, and more.

Quail birds are seen in a cage in the backyard of Gwynn Kariwo at her home in Highfield, Harare, in this Friday, May, 13, 2016 photo. Kariwo who has a backyard cage full of Quail birds in Harare's poor surburb, says she prefers selling the eggs because they are profitable.Thousands …

What A Waste: HHS Throwing Away Billions on Medicare

A new report from the Inspector General for the Health and Human Services Department faults the agency for missing its target of keeping fraudulent Medicare payments below ten percent. I’m not sure what’s worse: the fact that HHS is wasting more than ten percent of taxpayer dollars, or that the goal was to waste only ten percent.

In this July 30, 2015 file photo, a sign supporting Medicare is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Your Government Spends Billions Convincing You to Let It Spend More of Your Money

Today the federal government is largely dedicated to compelling men and women to subsidize ideas they disbelieve and abhor. The Founders thought the people should shape their government, but today the government spends billions shaping its people (and importing new ones, when the existing populace proves resistant to “change.”)

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The EU Gave Video Game Developers £2.4m Last Year. Why?

The European Union paid out £2.4 million of taxpayers’ money to game developers under the ‘Creative Europe’ programme last year, according to the Daily Express. Thirty-one game developers, including four from the UK, successfully received payouts sometimes exceeding £100,000. It isn’t necessarily a

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Sen. Rand Paul Reveals Government ‘Waste Report’

U.S. Senator and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Rand Paul has released “The Waste Report,” identifying “egregious examples of wasteful spending throughout the U.S. government,” according to Paul’s press release.

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EU ‘Misusing British Aid Money’

MPs have uncovered massive waste in the EU’s aid spending programmes, to which the UK is a major contributor. Thanks to a culture within the European Commission which deems a project a success only when the full budget has been

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Coalition Spent £50m On First Class Travel

The coalition has spent £50m on First Class travel and taxis since it came into office in 2010. This is despite pledging to put an end to luxury travel. The figures were released after a parliamentary question from a Labour MP,

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