Were you aware that your taxpayer money is used to fund a pet-shampoo company? It is.
We’re not kidding. How, you ask? The funds are channeled through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to a pet-shampoo company. Why? That’s an even better question.
But that’s not the only problem with the CDBG program. It also issues risky business loans and duplicates other housing and economic development programs, wasting $3.1 billion in the process.