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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: $50,000 to study why Colombians come to America!
Real Clear Investigations reports:
The State Department’s U.S. Mission to Colombia is planning to spend up to $50,000 to survey Colombians on why they want to come to America.
The grant recipient should “study and help us better understand why Colombians are increasingly migrating to the United States irregularly” and find ways to improve U.S. marketing campaigns to dissuade immigrants from coming, according to a recent grant listing.
The notice cites that it wants “clearer data” on why there is irregular migration to the U.S. instead of anecdotal stories.
$50,000 is nothing to the federal government. $50,000 is a lot to most Americans.
THIS is what they want to spend $50k on?
People from all over the world want to come to America because we're the greatest nation on earth with the most opportunities no matter where you start in life.
You don't need a study for that. Much less an expensive one.