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Let's Cut Some Spending: $4 million to make roads using soy

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 to make roads using soy!

From the Telegraph Herald:

A federal spending request by U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, would help pay for Clayton County roads to be re-paved by asphalt made of a soybean byproduct.
Hinson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, requested $4 million for Clayton and Fayette counties to rehabilitate roads using an “innovative material” sourced from soybean oil instead of petroleum polymers.

There's infrastructure... then there's infrastructure. This 2022 request passed.

Roads made out of soybean oil? For $4 million?

It's as if Washington has wasted SO much of our money that they're now finding new and creative ways to do it.


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