The Freedom Foundation shines a light on foolish spending by our Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
No fireworks for military bases. No White House tours. Travels to Africa with mother-in-law and auntie. Spending our money on social media advertising.
The Democrat-controlled state House is proposing $850 million in borrowing before there’s even a budget on the table. And it’s not even a bonding year: usually, a budget is passed in odd years and bonding is done in even years.
Economist Thomas Sowell considers military spending… “On the eve of the Second World War, the United States had the 16th largest army in the world, right behind Portugal. … American soldiers went on maneuvers using trucks with ‘tank’ painted on their sides, since there were not enough real tanks to go around. American warplanes were not updated to match the latest warplanes of Nazi Germany or imperial Japan. After World War II broke out, American soldiers stationed in the Philippines were fighting for their lives using rifles left over from the Spanish-American war, decades earlier. The hand grenades they threw at the Japanese invaders were so old that they often failed to explode. At the battle of Midway, of 82 Americans who flew into combat in obsolete torpedo …