Government waste in Washington, D.C. has been well-documented. We've all heard the stories about the elaborate parties, the budgets that are wasted so that the next year they'll be filled up again. It's the continuation of a sad saga that has been going on as long as people have been paying taxes.

The most recent example of government waste came out in a video and website recently that was produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that teaches people how to shop.

Yes, you read that correctly. The USDA is now teaching people how to go grocery shopping.

Among the various "tips" are such common sense things as "writing out your weekly meals."

"Base grocery lists on meals you want to make. Lists help you buy only items you need," tweeted out the USDA. They followed up with a short list of four ways that people can plan for their meals.

"Make a note of what you currently have," they state. "Think about your schedule," as well as "save recipes that take longer for your days off." They also recommend that you make a "grocery list" before you go shopping.

This is serious, people. The government is now telling people how they should shop for food.

It's bad enough when you think about the money that the USDA wasted to produce the video and make the campaign, but what makes it worse is the thought that there are some adults who think that this is necessary in today's world.

Do people in Washington really think that we need help going to the grocery store? If you needed more evidence that politicians think that we're mindless drones, look no further. They don't even respect us as adults anymore

Thanks, Washington. We'll be sure to think of you the next time we're buying macaroni at the grocery store.

h/t: Washington Examiner

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