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Senator Rand Paul (R, KY) issued his annual Festivus report, this year blasting $500 billion in wasted taxpayer resources, including COVID spending and more.

The Senator’s 2022 Festivus Report speaks of the “whopping $482,276,543,907” worth of federal waste.

(For those who don’t know, “Festivus” is the running joke for the Christmas season from the TV show Seinfeld.)

Paul thoroughly slams the $3.5 trillion Inflation Reduction Act that the Democrat-controlled Congress passed this year.

“Who’s to blame?” asks Paul, who further argues the bill “ultimately does nothing to truly combat rising inflation rates.”

Paul slams spending big and small.

“At least Americans can rest assured that our military personnel will be perky and energetic even as they pour American taxpayer dollars – and perhaps a few overpriced coffee grounds – down the drain,” he said.

Some of the waste includes, $118,000 for a comic book study, $200,000 on coffee machines for the Dept. of Defense, and more.

“Senator Rand Paul’s annual Festivus Report provides a reliable roadmap of reckless government spending,” said Jennifer Imhoff, a spokesperson for the White Coat Waste Project.

“A growing majority of taxpayers – Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike – oppose Uncle Sam’s wasteful animal experiments and don’t want to be forced to pay for them. … We’re proud to work with Sen. Paul on our bipartisan efforts to find, expose and defund $20 billion in wasteful taxpayer-funded animal experiments in the U.S. and in hundreds of labs abroad. Stop the money. Stop the madness!”

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.


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