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Let's Cut Some Spending: $1 million for black veterans for social justice

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: Democrat Hakeem Jeffries scores $1 million for black veterans for social justice!

Brooklyn Paper reports:

Hakeem Jeffries, the newly-minted leader of Democrats in the U.S. House, announced a $1 million grant to the local organization Black Veterans for Social Justice (BVSJ).
Jeffries, who represents swaths of Brooklyn in the nation’s lower legislative chamber, headed to Bedford–Stuyvesant on Friday for a Veterans Resource Fair, where he announced the funding for the BVSJ’s Incarcerated Veterans Transitional Program.
The money comes from the most recent government funding law, and will go directly to new and existing programs at BVSJ which will work to help formerly incarcerated veterans securing housing, employment and any other necessary aid to help reduce recidivism and to empower the community.

While we support veterans of any background - is this really the kind of project that federal dollars should be going toward?

That we, as taxpayers, should be paying for?

The federal government has long gone beyond its constitutional parameters, doing so many things it was never intended to do.

This might rank low on that list, but is yet another example of how far gone big government has become.

And it's not good that $1 million is just a drop in the bucket for our government.


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