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: $1.5 million for an LGBT community center!
Within a few years, the new Court Street Residences should be ready to offer seniors affordable housing in an environment designed to be LGBTQ friendly: 140 units of studio and one-bedroom apartments; offices for The LOFT, an LGBTQ+ community center that serves Westchester; and medical offices for an LGBTQ-affirming health care provider...
"It will also fulfill housing and support needs for older people who are part of the LGBTQ community," said Judy Troilo, executive director of The LOFT.
"A lot of folks don't have anyone," Troilo said, adding that older people may have been ostracized from family, didn't marry or have kids in an era before the laws and culture caught up to their reality. "Their family becomes the community…”
The story added:
Blanca Lopez, Westchester's assistant director of operations, explained that this sort of supportive housing is open to all. Those who need the services onsite, though, would likely seek out such housing.
"It's inclusionary," Troilo said. "Not exclusionary."
How about not including OUR money?
How about despite different people's needs or wants, this is not the kind of project that should be funded with federal U.S. tax dollars!
Again, with OUR tax dollars.
There is apparently no limit to how far the government will go in spending our hard-earned money - that they take from us by force - on literally anything they want.