A new report just came out that says based on current spending habits by the end of 2017 the gross US federal government debt is going to be just around $19.5 trillion. Oh my god.
Our infrastructure is in shambles, our children are some of the world’s most uneducated, and many Americans have no idea where their next meal is going to come from. We have so many issues that the government has supposedly set aside money to fix, yet these problems and many more still run rampant across America.
So we had to ask — what did our government spend that $19.5 trillion on?
Billions of tax dollars are spent each year, mostly without explanation to the citizens who fund these departments and projects that have put us this far in debt. Lots of that money is spent intelligently by our government, but there are tons of stupid secret government projects and scandals that basically evaporate money right out of our treasury.
Here is our list of the 10 stupidest things the government has wasted your money on.