Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.
In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.
Today’s offering: $1.2 million to study if poor sleep is caused by racism!
The Center Square reports:
The National Institutes of Health has issued more than a million dollars via taxpayer-funded medical research grants to find evidence that racism is to blame for poor sleep in minority communities.
The funding was appropriated to Dr. Alexander Tsai, an associate professor at Harvard University who is conducting the research through Massachusetts General Hospital, where he works as a psychiatrist...
NIH awarded $460,656 to Tsai in 2020, $439,970 in 2021, and $273,625 in 2022 for the research project, titled “Racial disparities in police use of deadly force as a cause of racial disparities in sleep health across the life course.”
That totals nearly $1.2 million over three years.
Most Americans work hard every day to provide for their families.
The federal government insists on taking a healthy portion of our earnings.
Ideally, we would like to believe our taxes go towards important necessities like roads, schools and national defense.
The reality is, much of it is spent on ridiculous nonsense like this.
What a shame. What a WASTE!