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Let's Cut Some Spending: $50 million to promote tourism in Tunisia

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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 million to promote tourism in Tunisia!

Middle East Monitor reports:

Tunisia and the United States on Wednesday launched the “Visit Tunisia” project at the archaeological site of Sbeitla, in the governorate of Kasserine, with a fund of $50 million.
In a statement the US Embassy in Tunisia said: “The project is funded by the US government through the US Agency for International Development.”
“It extends over a five-year period and aims to help the vital Tunisian tourism sector to recover through partnerships with the public and private sectors as well as through digital innovation.”

Why on earth should a single American taxpayer have to give one cent to promoting tourism in Tunisia?

No American should be on the hook to promote tourism anywhere - much less a foreign country!?!

Calling this absurd is more than an understatement.

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