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Let's Cut Some Spending: $200,000 for Defense Department espresso machines

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?!?

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Apr 18, 2023

I dunno, coffee seems pretty standard for soldiers. The coffee we made in the USAF back in the day could melt steel - very few people could drink it without adding water.

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