If you look over there —> you can see the current national debt of the United States. As I write this, it sits at $20,492,746,508,271. That’s a lot. For a bit of perspective, a trillion seconds ago, the Earth was still solidly in the Ice Age.
The linked article shows a myriad of ways that the Federal Government is wasting your money and driving the country even further into debt. Not to spoil the surprise but here are a few examples:
- $50K for a book about 18th-century sexuality (side note – what is it with you leftists and sex?)
- $100K for a video game about alchemy – the Federal government needs to pay for a video game? Really?
- $50K to study Bulgarian bells
- $50K to write a book about Americans’ bad posture
Well, as I’ve said elsewhere, you don’t get $20T in national debt making good financial decisions.
From the Washington Examiner:
The National Endowment for the Humanities is spending over $50,000 on Slouch, a book about Americans’ “poor posture.”
Recently awarded grants from the Trump administration also include $50,400 to study “18th century sexuality,” $50,400 to study bells in Bulgaria, and $50,400 for a study on propaganda given to a philosopher who thinks liberals can be brainwashed by watching Fox News.
An associate professor from the University of Pennsylvania received $50,400 for Slouch: The Hidden History of America’s Poor Posture Epidemic, according to the grant list. The funding will support “research and writing of a book on the rise and fall of the American poor posture epidemic in the 20th century and its impact on science, medicine, government, and industry.”
The NEH awarded $12.8 million for 253 projects last month.
“NEH grants will supplement private and public funding to underwrite a virtual exhibition of more than 90 pieces of New Deal art from the town of Gallup, New Mexico, the conservation of fragile books from the personal library of author C. S. Lewis, archival research for a book on the Nazi plunder of musical instruments and manuscripts during World War II, and hundreds of other vital projects,” the agency said in a press release announcing the awards.
You read that right, ladies and gentleman. It is vital, VITAL I SAY, that we understand how colonial people “did it”. Between you and me, I can’t believe we’ve lasted this long WITHOUT a clear understanding of such a crucial topic.