Rand Paul Exposes Taxpayer-Funded $10 Million Grant For ‘Peruvian Green New Deal’
Senator exposes Government wasteful spending
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released The Festivus Report 2019, a report which highlights wasteful government spending.
Paul writes in the introduction to the report:
“Happy Festivus! Another year gone already."
“It seems like just yesterday I was sounding the alarm over a $20 trillion debt, and now the U.S. has pushed past $23 trillion! The more things changed in 2019, the more they stayed the same.”
Paul then draws attention to $50 billion in wasteful government spending at the expense of the taxpayer.
The report shows there was a“significant portion" plowed into studying the mating calls of frogs in Panama, which amounted to an eye-watering $466,991.
The books turned out to be subpar or otherwise unusable - and the taxpayer paid $33,921,175.
Then there was helping the Peruvian government to develop a “Green New Deal ” - which cost the US taxpayer $10,000,000.
Paul notes the outrageous nature of funding a Green New Deal to a foreign country, while Democrats are unable to find a single vote in the U.S. Senate for the plan in the US.
As Neon Nettle reported in March:
Senators from both sides of the aisle roundly rejected Ocasio-Cortez's manifesto for the Green New Deal in the United States that's thinly veiled as a proposal to tackle "Climate Change."
The Democratic rising star defended her Green New Deal being crushed by arguing that she encouraged senators to vote "present" instead of in the affirmative to "protest" the process.
"I encouraged them to vote present, along with w/ others. McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing," the self-described socialist explained on Twitter in response to the lack of Democratic votes.
The final vote was 57 "no," 43 "present" and 0 "yes."
Paul also uncovered another outrageous government expenditure, which included the fact that the U.S. Agency for International Development spent “part of a $22,000,000.00 project.”
That project was to help the Serbian Regional Center for Agricultural Development improve the quality of Serbian cheese.
That's correct; the USAID spent part of a $22 million “Sustainable Local Development Project,” wich trained staff at the Regional Center for Agricultural Development (RCAD) in Sjenica, Serbia, to make cheese to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards.
A company that implemented the project reported:
“RCAD’s staff was trained to introduce and implement ISO standards, to properly sample milk and meat products at local farms, to calibrate laboratory equipment, and to advise farmers on improving the safety and quality of their products."
So money well spent!