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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: $2 million for a 'dirt-bike campus!'
CBS News reports:
State lawmakers have announced millions in federal funding for the nation's first ever dirt bike campus in Baltimore.
These funds will provide a safe place for dirt bikers to ride off city streets and help them with career-focused opportunities...
Nearly $3 million will be spent on the endeavor.
In a press conference on Friday afternoon, Maryland U.S. Sens. Chris Van. Hollen and Ben Cardin explained why they backed the funding.
Nothing wrong with riding dirt bikes. Seems like a lot of fun.
But what does this activity have to do with MINE and YOUR federal tax dollars?
We like ice cream. Should the next budget include funding to buy us ice cream?
No reasonable person would suggest that - and yet here we are with a 'dirt-bike campus.'