As our tax documents start arriving in the mail from 2015, many of us are agonizing over how much we owe in state and federal taxes. And as Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” It’s a necessary evil in our society. However, over the last few years, the question over just how, “necessary,” some of the government funded projects really are has been up for discussion. Read on to find out some of the ridiculous ways your tax dollars are being spent.
$1 Billion to Destroy $16 Billion Worth of Military Grade Ammunition
As a citizen, it is quite difficult to understand why the Pentagon would want to destroy sixteen billion dollars worth of military grade ammunition. Especially as we hear reports that the Department of Homeland Security is buying up millions of rounds of ammo. Is this just a classic example of one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing? According to USA TODAY, apparently the Defense Department’s inventory system is unable to effectively share data, which results in an unknown amount of valuable waste. When do we get to blame our “inability to effectively share our data,” as a viable excuse for not filing our taxes?