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Let's Cut Some Spending: $3 million to paint murals in alleys

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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: $3 million to paint murals in alleys in Detroit!

The Detroit News reports:

Alleys in five Detroit neighborhoods will get an art-infused makeover to help transform them into functional spaces again as part of a $3 million pilot project announced this week by Detroit city officials.
Called the Arts Alley Initiative and funded by American Rescue Plan Act dollars with support from the Ford Foundation, the alleys are in Detroit's Jefferson Chalmers, Old Redford, Schulze, Northwest Goldberg and Springwells neighborhoods. City officials hope to create community gathering spaces that are not just more functional but where residents can "exhibit and experience art."

If you recall, the American Rescue Plan passed by Congress in 2021 was supposed to be COVID-19 pandemic relief.

Obviously, painting murals in alleys in Detroit has a lot to do with COVID-19 pandemic relief.

When anyone from the government tells you they need to raise taxes because they don't have enough money for something - don't EVER believe them.


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