Letter: Some federal expenditures odd, some cuts senseless

Mar. 29, 2013 @ 11:36 PM

Editor:

The following are some of the recent necessary and reasonable government expenditures: $27 million to Morocco to teach their people how to make pottery, $1.5 million to a hospital in Boston to discover why American lesbians are overweight, $947,000 to determine what astronauts can eat on Mars, $325,000 to develop a robotic squirrel to scare rattlesnakes, $3.8 million to study human-elephant relations, $384,000 to study genitalia of ducks, and $664,000 for Ukranian Easter egg worship (whatever that is), and worst of all, $250 million to Egypt, not exactly a friend of the United States.

And, of course, our president had to enjoy a weekend of golf with Tiger Woods at the cost of $3 million to the taxpayers.

I congratulate President Obama for making cuts in some places. After all, it is not necessary for people, especially children, to tour the White House. And it is not really necessary to keep all of those Hispanic criminals, especially the violent ones, in prison.

Dick Dierenbach

Sevierville