Senator Rand Paul is waging battle against waste. In his latest 'waste report', the Senator reveals how the government is adding to the $22 trillion national debt by subsidizing all manner of pointless activities, including $48 billion in improper Medicare and Medicaid payments.
All in all, Senator Paul totaled up $50 BILLION in wasted dollars, and he could have found a lot more had he scratched beneath the surface.
Some of the more bizarre things the government is wasting money on include the State Department spending $100,000 in subsidies for the Pakistani film industry.
The money will reportedly go to teach 'aspiring filmmakers' how to write screenplays, with a particular focus on themes of "strength in diversity" and "women's empowerment".