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Let's Cut Some Spending: $750,000 for a trolley museum

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: $750,000 for a trolley museum! reports:

With the town awarded $2.75 million in federal funds to create a multigenerational community center, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy visited the Senior Center and Scout Hall Youth Center on Friday to tour the facilities, which town officials say lack the space needed for residents.
WHAT: East Windsor was awarded $4.7 million from the congressional omnibus bill that was approved in December.
PROJECTS: The town received $2.75 million to expand the Scout Hall Youth Center to create a multigenerational community center, $750,000 for the Connecticut Trolley Museum to develop it into a living history museum..."

Hey, we like trolleys. San Francisco. Mr. Rogers.

But why... what possible justification... could there possibly be... think it's appropriate for federal funds to go toward funding a museum for trolleys, anywhere? Much less, just in Connecticut?

The purpose of our Let's Cut Some Spending series is to detail the endless reckless federal spending as much as we can (it's almost impossible to cover all of it, the waste is so vast).

Our tax dollars going to a random trolley museum is just another example of how ridiculous their spending has become.

Brace for more, unfortunately.


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