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Let's Cut Some Spending: $1.7 billion for empty buildings

Updated: May 19, 2023

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 that 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: $1.7 billion to maintain empty buildings!

The Heartlander reports:

The federal government spends $1.7 billion annually to maintain 770,000 empty buildings.
The government maintains these empty buildings as agencies lease or buy new space. The Government Accountability Office claimed the government holds more property than it needs and uses unreliable data for property management decisions.”

It shouldn’t be surprising that empty headed politicians and bureaucrats thought it smart to spend that much money on empty buildings - by emptying our pockets.


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