OK senator: $412K for a ‘gender and glaciers’ study, and other ‘Federal Fumbles’

OK senator: $412K for a ‘gender and glaciers’ study, and other ‘Federal Fumbles’
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[Ed. – We profiled the “gender and glaciers” study earlier this year.  For an entertainingly predictable left-wing view on federal funding of it (“hey, the whole $412K didn’t get spent on this one paper”), see here.]

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) released his second “Federal Fumbles” report on Monday, citing 100 examples of the misuse of taxpayer dollars through government spending and regulation.

One example: The National Science Foundation (NSF), the report said, spent $412,930 to fund a study that argued “that scientists should use femnist theories and a feminist point of view to sudy glaciers and the relationship between glaciers and humans.”

Other examples include a regulation that requires convenience stores that accept food stamps to increase their offerings of “healthy” foods (such as “tofu” and “catfish”), more than $3 million spent for a soap opera to raise awareness about AIDS, and a university spending taxpayer dollars for custom snuggies.

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