Is the government monkeying around on your dime?

The National Institutes of Health is reportedly spending $3.9 million over five years to study the effects of excessive drinking on monkeys.

A panel discussed the government’s monkey business today on “Your World.”

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“The government is drunk on spending, and it never seems to stop,” Neil Cavuto remarked.

Fox Business Network’s Tracy Byrnes called the study laughable, saying, “Come to my house on a Saturday night, I’ll tell you what happens when you give monkeys a lot of liquor.”

She also wondered: where are the animal rights activists on this one?

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Watch the panel above.