Top 10 Examples of Government Waste in 2013

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from Heritage Foundation,

Here is our list of the top 10 examples of wasteful government spending this year, serving as a reminder that there is no shortage of excessive spending in Washington.

10. Outhouse in Alaska: $98,670.

9. A bus stop with heated pavement for the Washington area: $1 million.

8. Grant for a pole dancing performance: $10,000

7. Pizza — from a printer: $124,995

6. Study to find out if couples are happier when the woman calms down after argument: $335,525.

5. Booze and crystal for the State Department: $5.4 million.

4. Monitoring depression on Twitter: $82,000.

3. Seven-figure stack of rocks at the London Embassy: $1 million.

2. Artwork for Veterans Affairs offices: $562,000.

1. Government employee trip to luxury hotel in the Caribbean: priceless.

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