Rand Paul: Biden Government 'Wasted the Taxes of 3,430,636 People’
Republican Senator releases his 'Festivus' report
Senator Rand Paul has highlighted the Biden government's wasteful spending in his annual “Festivus” report.
Paul reveals that he found that the government wasted $52,598,515,585 of American taxpayer's money this year.
In “The Festivus Report 2021,” Paul also found an NIH grant for a “study of pigeons gambling on slot machines.”
“This year, I am highlighting a whopping $52,598,515,585 of waste, including a study of pigeons gambling on slot machines, giving kids junk food, and telling citizens of Vietnam not to burn their trash."
"No matter how much money’s already been wasted, politicians keep demanding even more," he added.
"But don’t worry, I will continue to fight against government waste.
"So, before we get to the Feats of Strength, it’s time for my Airing of (spending) Grievances!
“So, what does $52,598,515,585 mean for you?
"It means the U.S. government wasted the taxes of 3,430,636 people," Sen. Paul says, providing his math:
“If the waste we found is: $52,598,515,585.
“And the average taxpayer pays about: ÷ $15,332.
“That is roughly the population of Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; or 50.74 times the size of Senator Paul’s hometown of Bowling Green, KY.
“So, the question is: Was it your money that was wasted?”
But Biden thinks there has been no waste.
As The National Review reported:
"The Biden-Harris administration’s $6 trillion budget for fiscal year (FY) 2002 is 37 percent greater than the $4.4 trillion spent in FY 2019, which was the last budget before the pandemic.
"Even with a $4 trillion tax increase, there is still a $1.84 trillion deficit, which is 86 percent greater than the $984 billion deficit in FY 2019."
"Deficits will exceed $1 trillion for each of the next ten years, pushing the national debt to more than $39 trillion from the current $28.4 trillion."
Recently, Sen. Joe Manchin killed Biden's $1.7 trillion Build Back Better social-spending and climate-change bill, which is arguably another bullet dodged for more wasteful government spending.
“I’ve tried everything humanly possible,” Manchin said Sunday.
“I can’t get there.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement on Sunday that Manchin’s comments are “at odds with his discussions this week with the president, with White House staff, and with his public utterances.”