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America's worst government spending disasters

Lovemoney Logo By Lovemoney of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 29: America's national debt has just ballooned to an eye-watering $22 trillion in 2019 – the highest it has ever been – so taxpayers' money should be spent wisely, you might think. However, there have been many cases, in which the government got it totally wrong, throwing away millions of peoples' hard-earned cash. From ridiculous studies in space to canceled military projects that went massively over budget, click or scroll through as we take a look at some of the biggest wastes of money.

Projects that wasted taxpayers' cash

America's national debt has just ballooned to an eye-watering $22 trillion in 2019 – the highest it has ever been – so taxpayers' money should be spent wisely, you might think. However, there have been many cases, in which the government got it totally wrong, throwing away millions of peoples' hard-earned cash.

From ridiculous studies in space to canceled military projects that went massively over budget, click or scroll through as we take a look at some of the biggest wastes of money.

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