As you recover from Christmas spending these last couple days of 2014, don’t forget to account for the millions of dollars in gifts you bought the federal government all year long.

Yes, thanks to your tax dollars, wasteful programs (including ones like the $237,205 study that measures how rainfall affects red crabs) were funded with government money.

This infographic breaks down seven of those projects.

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For more examples of government waste and to learn more about the federal budget, see The Heritage Foundation’s 2014 edition of Federal Spending by the Numbers.