This is why we are broke. The federal government is planning to spend $500,000 on art for a US Customs and Border Facility in San Diego, according to The Weekly Standard:
The "busiest land port of entry in the Western Hemisphere" is getting an upgrade, and according to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), about a half a million dollars worth of new artwork will be part of the package. The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry, the border crossing facility for the San Diego-Tijuana region, has been undergoing a $735 million modernization project spanning more than a decade. Since phase three of the project is included in President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget, the GSA has begun soliciting contractors, and that includes artists who will be commissioned to provided approximately $500,000 in new artwork for the new buildings.
Remember this the next time Nancy Pelosi says, "The cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make."
This is why Campaign for Liberty will keep fighting for Real Cuts, Right Now.