An actual Museum of Government Waste in Washington D.C. to coincide with the documentary film by the same name. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 19, 2012.
About this project
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Are you fed up with how Washington DC wastes your hard-earned money?
Are you worried that your federal government is spending America into bankruptcy?
Are you sick of pork? (We’re talking about the type of spending not the other white meat.)
Well, we are too. That’s why we’re doing something about it. Won’t you help us?
Five years ago, we set out on a quest to try to get government funding for the ultimate ridiculous project: a museum of government waste. While this might sound like a joke, sadly, it’s not. Every year, your federal government spends billions of dollars on things like swine odor research, a museum of magic, and researching why chimps throw their own poop. So we thought we’d head to Washington and try to get our own piece of pork.
Our film’s lead character, Greg Knapp, getting a tour of the Teapot Museum in Sparta, North Carolina, which received $500,000 from the federal government in the Transportation Budget.
Greg visiting “Free Government Money” guru, Mathew Lesko.
We never thought we’d actually get it, but we wanted to figure out why Congress can’t seem to keep from wasting our money. The only way to get to do this was to try to become a part of the process and get inside the system – be invited behind all those closed doors on Capitol Hill and hear what Washington’s power players – everybody from members of Congress, to their staff, to lobbyists – really say when they think the public can’t hear. We did become a part of the process – we even hired a lobbyist to persuade members of Congress to give us money for our museum – and what we captured on camera (and hidden camera) was truly shocking.
Getting candid advice from a lobbyist.
You’ll be able to see it all (and find out whether we actually got the earmark!) when our documentary film, Museum of Government Waste, hits theaters this fall.
Greg presenting his proposal to Congressional staffers -- the real movers and shakers in Washington.
As you probably guessed, there won’t be a Museum of Government Waste courtesy of the US Government. BUT, we’d still like to open a Museum of Government Waste right in the heart of our nation’s capital courtesy of regular folks like you.
Why do we need a Museum of Government Waste? Well, for one, we want to make sure every American man, woman and child is fully educated and informed on exactly how your elected officials spend your money, as painful as the truth is. But more importantly, we want to put the heat on our members of Congress – we want them to know we’re all watching their every move and if they personally direct money to a wasteful project, we’ll add another exhibit to the museum and send out press releases everywhere alerting the public. Finally, no, we’re not going to die if the Museum doesn’t open. But there’s a museum for everything else in America, wouldn’t you like to take your family to the one and only Museum of Government Waste???
$58,000 is the absolute minimum we need to open the doors to the Museum. The more we get, the better the location and the more comprehensive the exhibits will be. And if we don’t raise the entire $58,000 within 60 days, Kickstarter will return your money and we won’t get a dime. So please, PLEASE help us reach our target. For $5 you’ll get your name inside the Museum for all the world and your kids and grandkids to see and know that you care about their future and you’ve done something to try to stop wasteful Washington spending.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Jim and Ellen Hubbard, Directors and Promoters, Museum of Government Waste (the movie and the museum)
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all about the Museum, the documentary film, or this Kickstarter campaign.
Well, sure. You can head over to our movie website, http://museumofgovernmentwastemovie.com if you're interested in supporting the film or the museum. Once there, you can click the "donation" button to make a tax deductible donation. Supporting us there or here is totally your choice.
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