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: $200,000 for Department of Defense espresso machines!
Fox News on Sen. Rand Paul’s 2022 'Festivus Report' that detailed wasteful federal spending:
The report found that the Department of Defense spent nearly $200,000 on espresso machines from Starbucks. "At least Americans can rest assured that our military personnel will be perky and energetic even as they pour American taxpayer dollars – and perhaps a few overpriced coffee grounds – down the drain," it said.
While we want our military personnel to be taken care of, $200,000 seems like a recklessly wasteful way to make sure they can get a cup of coffee.
America is BROKE. Where does the federal government think all this money is going to continue coming from?!?