Government spending is always a topic of heated conversations. For every dollar spent, there’s at least one person claiming it should have been reduced further or spent otherwise. For every great government project there’s at least one vocal group of people who are against it. And then there’s the crazy, irresponsible government decisions where the officials decide to spend the taxpayers’ money on completely inadequate and rather laughable things. This happens more often then one would think and we’ve gathered the most bizarre cases of insane things governments have wasted money on in our list blow.
Dubai is Equipping its Firefighters with Jetpacks
When you preside over one of the richest countries in the world, one of your decisions must include equipping the country’s firefighters with jetpacks, right? Starting this year, the country’s firefighters will be equipped with jetpacks that are able to fly up to 3,000 feet, at 46 mph, for roughly 30 minutes. The reason for this incredibly wild purchase is the probably impending apocalypse which will sure also have some fires.
Kenyan Ministry Bought Sex Toys On Expenses
From wild to just plain stupid, Kenyan ministry decided to spend some of their country’s money for some adult fun. They even remembered to list it as expenses. Apparently that wasn’t their only shady business as they also hired prostitutes.