Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The Spirit of 1976 Part XIV -- unnecessary research programs

Salt Lake Tribune, July 11, 1976, page A13.

Republicans U.S. Senate aspirant Orrin Hatch listed a variety od "ill spending programs" approved by a "liberal" Congress ranging from golf courses costing $13.9 million a year to a study of Frisbees costing $375,000.

He condemned Sen. Frank E Moss' "liberal" voting record toward spending programs and said that literally three-fourths of the federal budget is out of control and is being "gobbled up" by more than 3,500 federal bureaus, agencies, commissions and committees.

He pointed to such spending programs as a study to find out whether chimpanzees can talk costing $135,000; annother $25,000 to study primate teeth; $84,000 to discover why and how persons fall in love; $112,000 for a study of the Ice Age tribes of Africa; $57,000 for a study on the body measurements of airline stewardess trainees.

It makes you wonder how many of these types of studies Sen Orrin has voted to approve over the past 30 years, doesn't it?

I'd also like to know the results of the falling in love study, for purely personal reasons.


The Spirit of 1976
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI
Part VII
Part IX
Part X
Part XI
Part XII
Part XIV
Part XV

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