A man collected 12 years of salary and benefits from his government job in Norfolk, Virginia. Nothing unusual about that… except that he “had not reported to work in years.”
Yes, this is an outrage. But maybe the world would be a better place if more government employees took that approach to their jobs.
Some of the stranger governmental goings-on I dug up over the week:
–EnergyStar has been certifying bogus products, such as a gas-powered alarm clock and a space heater with a feather duster stuck in it. Out of 20 fake items that the GAO submitted, 15 were approved, 2 were rejected, and 3 received no response.
-NASA spent $500,000,000 on a launching pad for a rocket that will probably never be built.
-In Norfolk, VA, it is illegal for hens to lay eggs between 4:00pm and 8:00am.
-In Minnesota, it is illegal for women to play Santa Claus.
-In California, it is against the law to enter a restaurant on horseback.
-From Jeff Flake’s office: The federal government is spending $935,000 on pasteurizing shell eggs in Michigan.
-The federal government is spending $73,000,000 this year on the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program.
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