Ladies and gentlemen, I'm not joking about the Thanos thing.
Yup. I know you're struggling to buy gas and groceries, but a bunch of college students are gonna get 6 figures to see if a purple CGI alien could snap his fingers while wearing a magical gauntlet.
I'm really not joking. From Kentucky Senator Rand Paul:
They apparently hired some dude to wear metal gloves and then try to snap his fingers. You know what they found out? That it's impossible to make a snapping sound with metal fingers.
For the eighth year now, Rand Paul has, in the spirit of the Seinfeld holiday "Festivus," aired his grievances against the US government.
This year, he published a 24-page report on wasteful government spending to the tune of $482,276,543,907.
I know your credit card bill is stacking up next to the heat and electric bills, but your government is wasting half a TRILLION dollars on STUPID THINGS.
Here's some of the release from his website:
Some of the highlights include the National Institutes of Health spending $2.3 million injecting beagle puppies with cocaine, and separately spending $187,500 to verify that kids love their pets. The Department of Health and Human Services spent $689,222 to study romance between parrots, the NIH funded a $3 million annual research project to watch hamsters on steroids fight, and the U.S. Census Bureau spent $2.5 million on Super Bowl Ads.
Think about this the next time you write a check for your taxes.
Here's a screen grab of the itemized list from Paul's report:
Let's see how Covid grants were spent this year:
Broward County, Florida, spent $140 million in COVID-19 relief funds to construct a luxury hotel…and spa...
MORE THAN $31.5 MILLION IN COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS WERE USED TO PURCHASE LUXURY CARS...
WISCONSIN SCHOOL DISTRICT SPENT $1.6 MILLION IN COVID RELIEF MONEY TO UPGRADE HIT THE BRAKES TURF FIELDS.
Oversight is completely gone. If you opposed this spending they would have said you wanted people to die of Covid. Instead, the funds are used for hotels and football fields.
Fauci's NIH this year spent millions to give drugs to dogs.
The National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse gave SRI International $2.3 million to inject beagle puppies with cocaine. Even after getting the money, SRI International didn't have the correct equipment to drug the puppies, so it sent them over to Charles River Laboratories, the same laboratory that received $13.5 million to inject monkeys with Ebola, Tuberculosis and other deadly viruses. Watchdog group White Coat Waste Project (WCW) revealed that seven 6-month-old beagle puppies were implanted with a "telemetry unit," used monitor vitals, then were trained to wear a special jacket used to inject them with various drugs, including cocaine.
The report goes on, and on, and on.
Meanwhile, the US national debt is over $30 trillion.