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: Over $300,000 to study why minority kids like Japanese comic books!
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
The Biden administration is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds to study why minority children read Japanese comic books, part of an initiative to implement "diversity, equity, and inclusion" in the nation's libraries.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency under the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, this month awarded New York's Queens College $313,318 to conduct a three-year study of manga and to "understand why [black, indigenous, and people of color] kids read manga," a style of comic book that originated in Japan. The grant is aimed at closing the "knowledge gap" for librarians who are "unfamiliar" with manga and to identify manga titles popular with teenagers. The grant is provided under the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, which aims to "develop a diverse library and archival workforce" and "reduce equity gaps and address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion" in libraries.
It is the latest example of the Biden administration using taxpayer dollars to fund diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
It's as if they sat down and said, "What is the most ridiculous thing we can imagine to waste tax money on?"
This "study" might be what they came up with. Unbelievable.
It's so incredibly stupid that it's not even worth analyzing.
So many American families would love to have more money in their pockets right now, as opposed to their government just needlessly wasting it.