Benghazi Committee cost: most hypocritical Dem complaint
It’s hard to imagine how Democrats complaining about the cost of the House Special Committee on Benghazi manage to keep a straight face. After all, the total cost to date is under 5 million dollars, not even close to the actual cost of a weekend Obama family getaway. Even more to the point, Elizabeth Harrington of the Free Beacon took a look at what the federal government pays for other kinds of information:
The amount of taxpayer funding that has gone toward the investigation into the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, is less than the amount the federal government has invested in “Origami condoms” and studies on why lesbians are obese. (snip)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) gave $2,466,482 to Daniel Resnic to develop three versions of the Origami condom, including the “first of its kind” anal condom. Resnic was later accused of wasting the money on full-body plastic surgery, trips to Costa Rica, parties at the Playboy mansion, and patents for inventions such as “rounded corners.”
The NIH has also given $3,531,925 to researchers to determine why lesbians are obese and gay men are not. Results have included: gay men have a “greater desire for toned muscles” than straight men, lesbians have low “athletic self-esteem,” and young men think about their muscles.
The Democratic members on the Benghazi committee also like to point out that the Benghazi investigation has lasted 532 Days, “longer than the investigations of Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, Iran-Contra, and Hurricane Katrina.”
The federally funded investigation into lesbian obesity has lasted for 1,460 days, or four years since it began in September 2011.
These two projects cost taxpayers $5,998,407.