The Michelle Obama library in California is now set to receive $250,000 dollars in taxpayer dollars as part of the new ‘Community Funding Project’ earmark requests connected to the upcoming federal budget which is currently making its way through Congress, according to Fox News.
The earmark was sponsored by Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.) as a way to expand the library built in honor of the female Obama.
While it is customary for Presidents to have libraries built after their presidency is far less common for first ladies to receive the same treatment. And even rarer for them to receive tax-payer funds to fund their vanity projects.
The funds for the Obama library were just a part of a larger push for new pork-barrel spending which is now shaping up to cost tax-payers well north of 6 billion dollars in the next budget.
$1,750,000 for a Japanese Garden in Portland.
$436,100 for a yoga program in New Jersey.
$250,000 for the Michelle Obama Library in California.
Lawmakers want to spend $6 BILLION on unneeded pet projects!
— Julio Gonzalez – juliogonzalez.com (@TaxReformExpert) May 6, 2021