Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, has kept his beloved annual tradition alive by releasing “Festivus Report 2021,” which celebrates all of the wasteful spending the government does with taxpayer money, and shows where the cash would have been better spent.
Paul’s yearly Festivus Report was of course inspired by the 1997 “Seinfeld” episode that sees Jerry Stiller’s character Frank Costanzo forcing his Festivus traditions upon his friends and family. The highlight of the holiday in the Costanzo household is the “airing of the grievances,” which is when Frank’s “gotta lotta problems with you people, and you’re going to hear about them.”
Paul’s main grievances this year, as with most others, is the insane amount of pork-barrel spending by our government that benefits absolutely no one.
Paul identified over $52 BILLION dollars in what he sees as waste, including studying pigeons gambling on slot machines, giving kids junk food, and asking Vietnamese people not to burn their trash.
Paul’s suggestions to better spend the billions were to construct 13,149 miles of four-lane highways across America, maintain Veterans Affairs, or even give every person in the world $6.78.
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