Exactly how much money do they need to run the government? Enough so they can waste it on things like this:
Overall, 139 different White House staffers were making at least $100,000 during 2012, and there were 20 staffers that made the maximum of $172,200.
U.S. taxpayers spend more than 1.4 billion dollars a year on the Obamas. Meanwhile, British taxpayers only spend about 58 million dollars on the entire royal family.
Over the past 15 years, a total of approximately $5.25 million has been spent on hair care services for the U.S. Senate.
The U.S. government spent 27 million dollars to teach Moroccans how to design and make pottery in 2012.
The U.S. government spent $505,000 “to promote specialty hair and beauty products for cats and dogs” in 2012.
During fiscal 2012, the National Science Foundation gave researchers at Purdue University $350,000. They used part of that money to help fund a study that discovered that if golfers imagine that a hole is bigger it will help them with their putting.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has spent $300,000 to encourage Americans to eat caviar.
The National Institutes of Health recently gave $666,905 to a group of researchers that is conducting a study on the benefits of watching reruns on television.
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Happy 62nd birthday wishes to Meg Ryan's boyfriend. He's been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards (winning one) and is a member of the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2008. One of his last top ten hits came in 1987, from his "The Lonesome Jubilee" CD and is today's "Lost 80s Classic"