$1.7 Trillion Spending Bill Packed with Taxpayer-Funded ‘Woke’ Handouts

As the massive $1.7 trillion “omnibus” spending bill is rushed through Congress, much of the staggering amount of taxpayer-funded handouts to radical-Left “woke” causes are being overlooked.

Included in the package is millions of dollars in funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and LGBTQ initiatives.

The bill was released Tuesday, at 1.30 am, and members of Congress were given just a few hours to study it.

The latest text of the bill includes 4,155 pages of items with 7,510 earmarks totaling $1.7 trillion.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted the efforts to delay the bill and then rush it through in just a few hours before Christmas.

Stuffed inside the bill are earmarks to set aside millions for different initiatives such as an American LGBTQ+ Museum, an LGBTQ support center, and the growth of an “Equity Incubator,” according to The Daily Caller.

One earmark inside the bill includes funding of $1.2 million for centers that support LGBTQ students at San Diego Community College District.

Another $105,000 in taxpayer cash is going to an LGBTQ youth mentoring program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The New York Historical Society would receive $3 million to go towards its “American LGBTQ+ Museum Partnership Project.”

Nearly $800,000 would be given to In Our Own Voices, Inc., a group that focuses on the economic survival and growth of the LGBTQ community, to go towards “transitional housing and services for LGBT and gender non-conforming” individuals.

The LGBT Center in New York City, a group working towards creating a “welcoming environment” for the LGBT community, is set to receive $856,000 for “facilities and equipment.”

Approximately $750,000 would be given to the TransLatin@ Coalition, an organization advocating for those in the transgender Latin community, to create “workforce development programs and supportive systems.”

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Included in an earmark, Zora’s House, “a sanctuary for women and gender-expansive people,” would receive $1 million for their organization.

The Equity Institute based in Rhode Island, an organization working towards creating an “antiracist education system,” is set to receive nearly $500,000 for the professional development of teachers.

The Universities at Shady Grove will receive approximately $956,000 to fund its “boot camp program for women and minorities” called the “Equity Incubator.

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum will be given more than $2 million for “capital renovation and facility infrastructure upgrade.”

In Georgia, $3.6 million will go towards the Michelle Obama Trail, a 3.8-mile-long trail that opened in 2018 and was “inspired by Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ health initiative.”

MLK Labor, a labor organization working towards “social and economic justice,” would be given $2 million to create an online hiring platform.

For the legislative branch, approximately $3.5 million would be set aside for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to go towards salaries and expenses.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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