What stupid thing does your government spend it's tax monies on?

SixteenBlue wrote:

Porn: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...

To be fair, while no one should be looking at porn at work, all employers have employees that do less than desirable things while on the job.

Not everyone's attention is potentially being diverted from the maintenance and possible firing of missiles though, to be fair.

I was mostly posting it as a joke.

The Army spent $135 million over the past five years sponsoring NASCAR for recruiting purposes. Last year that multi-million dollar sponsorship resulted in 24,800 people contacting the military. Only 20 were qualified and none of them joined.

Rep. McCollum of Minnesota put a measure forward early this that would strip the DoD of the $72.3 million they spend on all their sports sponsorship (including pro bass fishing and Ultimate Fighting) based on the DoD's own data that these program are highly ineffective. The House voted against the measure last month.

I'm sure the army could stop them without congress if they wanted to.

EverythingsTentative wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

Porn: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...

To be fair, while no one should be looking at porn at work, all employers have employees that do less than desirable things while on the job.

What if you work in the porn industry?

Edwin wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

Porn: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...

To be fair, while no one should be looking at porn at work, all employers have employees that do less than desirable things while on the job.

What if you work in the porn industry? :P

Or you're this guy.

Well, let's take a look (PDF warning).

CBC[/url]]B.C. Premier Christy Clark's office is defending a credit card bill that is more than double the size of her predecessor Gordon Campbell's.

Records from the Office of the Comptroller General show the Clark's office charged $475,000 in expenses to credit cards during the 2011/12 fiscal year.

Charges under Clark's tenure include several tabs for thousands of dollars at various top restaurants, such as $3,267.66 at Ferris Oyster Bar in Victoria and $2,279 at Bishops in Vancouver.

For the plain old stupid on that list? $7 and change at a suburban Wal-Mart. Can't wait to pay for that in April.