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Let's Cut Some Spending: $4 million for a wine walking trail



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: $4 million for a wine walking trail!

From Democratic Congressman Mike Thompson’s press release:

This week, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-04) presented a check for $4,000,000 to the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition for the Napa Valley Vine Trail Yountville to St. Helena Gap Closure project. The funding will assist in the closing of the 10-mile gap between the existing 12-mile Vine Trail from Napa to Yountville, and the nine-mile segment of Vine Trail between St. Helena and Calistoga that will be constructed in 2023.
"We cannot thank Mike enough for helping to make the full Vine Trail a reality in Napa and Solano County…” said Chuck McMinn, founder and board president of the non-profit Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition.

A. Why are taxpayers paying for this?


B. Aren't Napa Valley residents rich?

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