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Controversial ways the government has spent taxpayers' money

Lovemoney Logo By Daniel Coughlin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 45: America may be up to its eyeballs in debt topping $20 trillion but that hasn't stopped the federal government from spending taxpayers' cash on all sorts of controversial studies, initiatives, performances and more, as we'll show you.

The most ridiculous examples of federal spending

America may be up to its eyeballs in debt topping $20 trillion but that hasn't stopped the federal government from spending taxpayers' cash on all sorts of controversial studies, initiatives, performances and more, as we'll show you.

Click ahead to see the 44 most ridiculous examples of federal spending.

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