In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica chronicles the many ways Washington wastes YOUR tax dollars - and as you’ll see, the list is endless.
Today’s offering: $3 million for a history museum in one of the richest parts of the country!
Citizens Against Government Waste reports:
The $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package signed by President Biden on March 15, 2022, has thousands of earmarks, including $3 million for the Palo Alto History Museum secured by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.). The funds will be used to rehabilitate the Roth Building for the museum’s use.
Although Palo Alto has a unique history (like thousands of other cities and towns across America), a local museum is not worthy of millions of dollars in federal funding. If local residents wish to commemorate their history, they should do so on their own dime.
The CAGW report also notes that "Palo Alto is home to nine of the Forbes 400 richest people and has a per capita income of $92,590. With access to so much private wealth, the city of Palo Alto should turn to philanthropy, not taxpayers around the country, to fund this local project."
No doubt. NO tax dollars - our tax dollars - should be going toward a project like this.
Especially for wealthy people to enjoy a museum at our expense.