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20 biggest tax-dollar boondoggles in the U.S.

GOBankingRates Logo By Stefanie O'Connell of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 21: Many states in the U.S. have taken on ambitious building projects with total costs far exceeding budgets and projections. Some of these public works projects have been canceled. Others have provided far less return on investment than supporters had hoped, costing taxpayers billions of dollars and becoming boondoggles in the process.Click through to see the top 20 biggest boondoggles that have wasted the resources, efforts and money of U.S. workers and taxpayers.

Money down the drain

Many states in the U.S. have taken on ambitious building projects with total costs far exceeding budgets and projections. Some of these public works projects have been canceled. Others have provided far less return on investment than supporters had hoped, costing taxpayers billions of dollars and becoming boondoggles in the process.

Click through to see the top 20 biggest boondoggles that have wasted the resources, efforts and money of U.S. workers and taxpayers.

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