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 million for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
ABC News 4 reports:
Congress has until midnight to pass a $1.7 trillion budget or face a government shutdown.
The National Desk's Cayle Thompson spoke with Adam Andrzejewski Friday, with Andrzejewski noting that the budget includes "a significant amount of taxpayer money." "It's $16 billion doled out on 7,000 pet projects," Andrzejewski, who is the founder of openthebooks.com, a nonprofit organization based in Illinois. He added that $1 million has been earmarked for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio, $2 million has been earmarked for the Universal Hip Hop Museum in New York, and two earmarks totaling $3.5 million for the Irish National Heritage Museum in Maine.
Now, we love rock n' roll and all kinds of other music - but is this really what our taxpayer dollars should be used for?