Want to give your liberal friends a good example of government waste?

Well, here’s a winner!

The Washington Free Beacon reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) commissioned an “expert panel” to make recommendations on how to guide food stamps recipients into spending their benefits on fruits and vegetables.

The answer? Talking shopping carts, natch.

Is this a joke? Is this real? Did this actually happen on the taxpayer dime?

Uh huh.

And according to Free Beacon report, the agency even released an 80-page report presenting this insane idea which is odd because it only takes a few words on one sheet of paper to say “Hey suckers, we get paid by the taxpayers to come up with ridiculous ideas!”

Also, according to the article, this 80-page report on criminal acts of government waste grocery store-based social programming experiments explains how food stores can encourage better eating by using better store lighting for healthier items. That’s right, just stick a big ‘ole spotlight on the fruits and vegetables and find a dark, creepy, preferably spider-infested corner for the chips, ice cream and cookies. Got it?

Jokes aside, people should be outraged by this kind of nonsense. WE HAVE A DEFICIT you taxpayer wasting bureaucrats! The Congressional Budget Office's projects that the U.S. will accumulate $9.6 trillion in additional deficits. 

How about you commission an “expert panel” on how to stop wasting my tax dollars on expert panels? How about you stop telling businesses how to do business. How about you stop expecting grocery stores to police the eating habits of its customers.

How about you start telling people to practice a little good judgment and self control instead of waiting for a metal box on wheels to approve their purchase.