Rep. Adrian Smith has posted this video on YouTube, asking for help from ordinary citizens in eliminating government programs or grants that are not in the best interests of taxpayers.
According to Smith (R-Neb.), a member of the House Committee on Science and Technology, some of the over 10,000 annual grants made by the National Science Foundation are questionable.
One such grant of $750,000 was awarded to University Academics to study the on-field contribution of soccer players. Another grant, for $1.2 million, was given to a group of scientists to model sound effects used in Hollywood’s video game and motion picture industries.
Perhaps this is a good opportunity to rat out your neighbor who’s getting that big government science grant to study the mating habits sowbugs.