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Let's Cut Some Spending: CDC spends over $200K on solar-powered picnic tables


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In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica chronicles the many ways Washington wastes YOUR tax dollars.


And as you’ll see - the list is endless.

Today’s offering: CDC spends $237,960 on solar-powered picnic tables!

The New York Post reports:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spent $237,960 on roughly 30 solar-powered picnic tables while the vast majority of its workforce stayed home during the COVID-19 pandemic...

So they spent all this money on... solar-powered picnic tables... whatever those might be... while everyone...


...stayed home during the pandemic?!?


Sounds about right. The Post continued:

The extravagant purchases were all part of an eye-popping $3.3 billion federal agencies spent on new office furniture between 2020 and 2022, a watchdog report exclusively obtained by The Post shows.
The taxpayer watchdog OpenTheBooks.com revealed the furniture splurge in a study...which also cited a Government Accountability Office report that found 17 of the 24 federal agencies are using as little as 9% and as much as 49% of their building capacities well into the fourth year of the pandemic.

So the next time the CDC is advising you on how to make the best personal health choices, remember someone advised them to spend nearly a quarter million dollars on solar-powered picnic tables.


At your expense.



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