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by: JamieD On  Wednesday, February 9, 2011

If you thought a bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers, the under, or tails was the biggest waste of money one could experience on Super Bowl Sunday, think again.

When it comes to spending unnecessary money on Super Bowl Sunday, few, if any, did a better job than the city of Dallas, who figured it would be a good idea to spend $450,000 for five Navy F-18s to fly over the closed roof of Cowboys Stadium.  People in the stadium were treated to a two second shot of the fighter jets in flight on the giant high-definition video screen, but I am fairly certain that the live shot of the fly-over could have easily been replaced by a video of a previous fly-over, with few people even noticing the difference.

The Navy justified the expense by saying “it helps recruitment.”  I guess they are banking on the fact that there are plenty of Americans out there who want to get in on this spending spree of the taxpayers’ money.

Hat Tip – [The Washington Post]




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