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Defense Bill Features Less Waste

The defense spending bill that President Obama signed last week eliminated several programs deemed wasteful, including a presidential helicopter fleet replacement program that was six years behind schedule and more than $5 billion over budget. Here are some of the other programs that were cut:

  • $5 billion—Trojan yak containing thousands of American soldiers to be sent into Taliban strongholds in Afghanistan
  • $4 billion—Electric planes that run on two-mile extension cords
  • $12—Headphones on Air Force One
  • $7 billion—Genetically engineered grenade orchard
  • $1.7 million—Free tampons for lady soldiers
  • $245 million—Project to turn Major Dad into a full-length feature film
  • $3.8 million—Torture rooms "just to study the effects of torture and nothing else"
  • $45 million—Pizza-patterned fatigues
  • $28 billion—U.S. Coast Guard


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