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Your tax money pays for this!

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It is no secret that the federal government spends millions of dollars on research. Sometimes those funds go to questionable studies, such as the study by Joseph Staton, of Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, to determine why “most cooked, exotic meats taste like... the domestic chicken?” According to Smithsonian Magazine, Staton wanted to sample dinosaur, and requested a T. rex bone from Chicago’s Field museum, but wasn't able to acquire the bone because of “red tape.” Other studies have looked at the mating habits of exotic animals, and one set of researchers even found that the land within the State of Kansas is “flatter than an average pancake.” It is mildly humorous when funds go to these type of studies. However, your tax dollars are also being spent on research that can have negative consequences on your freedom. Michelle Minton of the Competitive Enterprise Institute wrote, “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded The Public Health Institute’s Alcohol Research

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