Federal Government Spent $300,000 To Promote Caviar
Sure. Why not. It’s not like we’re $16 trillion in debt or anything.
he United States Department of Agriculture spent $300,000 to promote caviar this year, Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn detailed Tuesday with the release of his “Wastebook 2012.”
“Perhaps nothing demonstrates just how out of touch Washington is more than the $300,000 USDA is spending to tell Americans to eat caviar, one of the world’s most expensive delicacies, at a time when millions of Americans are struggling just to put the basics on the family dinner table,” Coburn writes in the introduction of the Wastebook, which outlines 100 examples of government waste, totaling more than $18 million. “It echoes back to the fabled proclamations of the callous royal who, when asked about the hungry and poor shortly before the French Revolution, replied ‘let them eat cake.’”
But remember, we have to tax the rich because cutting spending would be like pushing poor people off a cliff or something.Tags: big government, caviar, tom coburn