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Govt Spends $1.8 Million On Snuggies

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  • $1.8 million grant to a university that spent some of the money on embroidered Snuggies, the robe-style blankets that are a staple of As-Seen-On-TV trinket advertising.
  • The senator’s first report in 2015 also cited the NEA for funding the Synetic Theater’s attempt to convert verbal witticisms into expressive gestures.

 

If Shakespeare is performed without the bard’s immortal words, is it really Shakespeare?

The National Endowment for the Arts has committed $10,000 of taxpayers’ money to test that question — one of dozens of projects to make the wasteful spending list of Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican who’s continuing the tradition of former Sen. Tom Coburn’s annual Wastebook.

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The National Science Foundation again comes in for an outsized share of criticism for its research spending, including a $1.8 million grant to a university that spent some of the money on embroidered Snuggies, the robe-style blankets that are a staple of As-Seen-On-TV trinket advertising.

NSF officials also paid $315,000 to study whether Americans see the court system as fair, Mr. Lankford said in his second annual “Federal Fumbles” report.

“Our current spending habits are unsustainable and irresponsible,” Mr. Lankford said in releasing the report, which documented more than 100 areas where he said the federal government botched its spending decisions.

The silent Shakespeare grant Mr. Lankford highlighted is actually a repeat-performance. The senator’s first report in 2015 also cited the NEA for funding the Synetic Theater’s attempt to convert verbal witticisms into expressive gestures. This year’s production was “Twelfth Night.”

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  • Hoyt says:

    Just another Government waste program. Cut out all programs like this immediately to save millions, then eliminate us less programs and employees, sell un-needed Government properties, cut Congressional benefits, etc. That my friends will help us balance the budget and start the process of eliminating our debt,

  • John Galpin says:

    That is why there is a President that will hopefuly not let this happen again.

  • Tracy says:

    BIG WASTE OF TAX PAYERS DOLLARS!!!!
    To ALL gov’t officials,use your own money to buy Snuggies DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CHET says:

    There is a NON-Profit group called: “CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE” that lists hundreds if not thousands of such wasteful programs and you can subscribe to them if you want to hear more. I have asked them to send a copy of their regular publication to President – Elect Trump and he may circulate this type of data through-out each and every Department Head. And if NOT changed, let’s see that HEAD BE GONE OR FIRED FROM GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND RESTRICTED FROM GOVERNMENT LOBBIES.
    THANK YOU ABSOLUTE RIGHTS.

  • Dom says:

    Spend my. tax $$$on the military. Not on useless s##t.

  • Gayle Henningfeld says:

    Waste of money on stupid stuff

  • Julia Rava says:

    Waste of money we worked for

  • norman says:

    this is now occurring at all levels; city, county, state, federal , they feel they are entitled to your hard earned money.. we see it all day every day. conservatives must put a stop to these out-of-control thieves.

  • Rebecca Lamb says:

    Government money should be used to improve campus needs, salaries for professionals but not administrator’s, students tuition in special situations.

  • KEIR says:

    OUR COUNTRY NEEDS TO GO ON A PORK FREE DIET PERMANENTLY

  • barbara baines says:

    They spent the money on frivolous stuff while many can’t buy food!

  • ron leonard says:

    it is a waste of taxpayers funds

  • Butch Legarth says:

    Are you shitting me!!!

  • Jake Cast says:

    Way to much money is spent in useless grants

  • jerry woodard says:

    WE HAVE PEOPLE GOING HUNGRY,I
    BELIEVE THIS IS A WRONG WAY TO
    SPEND THE PEOPLE’S MONEY.

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