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 that 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: $9 billion for 'equity warriors!'
The Mountaineer reports:
Several federal spending projects have fallen into political controversy.
For example, some COVID relief funds were used by states to push critical race theory and hire "equity warriors" at schools. Republicans on the House Oversight and Education committees launched an investigation into the matter last fall.
"For example, California used ESSER funds for training in ‘environmental literacy,’ ‘ethnic studies,’ and ‘LGBTQ+ cultural competency,’" the lawmakers said in a letter to the Department of Education. "New York used part of the $9 billion it received to provide staff development on ‘culturally responsive sustaining instruction’ and ‘privilege’ and to recognize ‘equity warriors.’"
Your taxpayer dollars at work.