Is this right..$764,825 tax money to study college students cell phone use?

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    • $113,227 for video game preservation center in New York.

    • $550,000 for a documentary about how rock music contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    • $48,700 for 2nd annual Hawaii Chocolate Festival, to promote Hawaii’s chocolate industry.

    • $350,000 to support an International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy.

    • $10 million for a remake of “Sesame Street” for Pakistan.

    • $764,825 to study how college students use mobile devices for social networking.

    These are just a few.. of how $6.9 billion of your tax money was spent.
     
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    Is there any wonder those 53% that pay Federal taxes are just a little pissed when they hear ignorant people want them to pay MORE for "

    • Almost $800,000 of federal taxpayer funds went to subsidize ―
    pancakes for yuppies‖ in the nation‘s capital.

    • The federal government sent an average of $120 million in retirement & disability
    payments to deceased former federal employees every year
    for at least the past 5 years.

    I mean really and Democrats and Obama especially..( well wait Obama's spending $4 million for his Hawaii vacation!!!) can't find a way to cut this foolish spending???
     
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    Cherry-picking a list is easy and without additional info some items can be made to look foolish without being so. I'd need a more comprehensive list and justifications to make an informed decision.
     
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    Easy, fire him and all the socialists.
     
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    Again.. here is the study from Senator Coburn and you make your picks which are taken out of context!!
    Seriously you have NO problem with the general concept there is at least some of these are totally stupid?

    I tried attaching the study but it was too large.. you can get it here..
    Dr. Coburn Releases New Report on Wasteful Government Spending in 2011: "Wastebook 2011" - Press Releases - Tom Coburn, M.D., United States Senator from Oklahoma
     
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    I have a problem with YOUR concept that they're all totally stupid. It reminds of the time when someone complained about a study that looked at the eyesight of pigeons, asking why we'd even care. That just shows how foolish those complaints can be, because it wasn't pigeons per se being studied, but vision in general with hopes of future applications in human health. It jst goes to show how these kinds of lists are more political than informational.
     
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    I think the topic of studying how college students phone, email, text, social network, and make online purchases is well worth a $760,000 NSF grant. The notion that every individual research project supported in whole or in part by taxpayer money has to describe a direct benefit to the taxpayer is grossly anti-science.
     
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    Of course you would, of course you would.

    :badgrin:
     
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    That's almost as much as we pissed away on the Iraq Fiasco.
     
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