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50 Shades of Waste: Gov’t spent nearly $1 million on romance novel studies

By Doug Powers  •  December 17, 2013 05:37 PM

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Not this one:


From Sen. Tom Coburn via Twitchy:

Examples of wasteful spending highlighted in “Wastebook 2013” include:

Uncle Sam Looking for Romance on the Web – (NEH) $914,000

The Popular Romance Project has received nearly $1 million from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) since 2010 to “explore the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction, taking a global perspective—while looking back across time as far as the ancient Greeks.”

The million spent studying romance novels most certainly didn’t include an examination of this one:


The government has also spent well over a half million dollars to buy “likes” on Facebook, because the billions spent on Obamacare sure isn’t getting them enough “likes” elsewhere.

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