VIDEO: ‘Treadmills for shrimp’ targeted in budget cuts

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Amid all the talk in Washington, D.C., about what should be cut from the federal budget, the Beltway’s largest lobbyist, AARP, recently released a television ad saying the deficit could be reduced by getting rid of “treadmills for shrimp.”

Although the research grant costs $560,000 for these athletic shrimp — a drop in the federal budget bucket — the video posted on YouTube provides quite a laugh.

Click here to watch a shrimp try to keep pace on a moving underwater treadmill.


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