President Trump isn’t going to be able to drain the swamp overnight.
So far, he’s done a great job slashing regulations and doing what he can to push back against the Deep State.
But, there is a lot of work to be done to stop the out of control spending in Washington.
Here’s the latest example of the work that’s left to be done…
From Washington Free Beacon:
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $300,000 to study bars along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation is heading the project. Among the study’s aims are to examine whether bars in border towns like Mexicali have “more dancing” and “louder music.”
The study, “Mexican American Drinking Contexts On and Away From the U.S.-Mexico Border,” involves researchers going into bars for “unobtrusive systematic observations.”
The National Institutes of Health have been wasting money like this for years and years.
Obviously, that amount of money is a drop in the bucket when you consider the national debt and all the money we waste in other areas. Still, any government waste should upset the taxpayers.
Last year, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford identified more than 400 billion in government waste.
From Washington Times:
Sen. James Lankford released his annual federal government waste and solutions report on Monday detailing the arguably ridiculous things the government spent money on.
“Our $20 trillion national debt will continue to increase until we implement spending cuts, government reforms, and create a healthy economy. This Federal Fumbles report provides commonsense examples of ways to limit our spending and fix government inefficiency,” Mr. Lankford, Oklahoma Republican, said in a statement.
There is over $473 billion in wasteful spending listed in the report.
The items on this year’s “Federal Fumbles” list include $2.3 million researching forms of exercise that best led to weight loss in seniors, $20,000 for adult summer art camp focused on climate change and $2.6 million spent on chimpanzees that were previously used for biomedical testing.
We’ve got some work to do.