Congress loves to spend taxpayer dollars. That’s part of the reason why the federal debt is nearly $16 trillion. Since 2001, more than two billion of those dollars have gone into renovations to the controversial Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba.
One of those renovations was a go-kart track for the troops that opened in 2006. The price tag? A cool $400,000.
Much of the public knows about the controversial military prison that is on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, but there is much more there than just holding cells. Guantanamo has been a fully fledged military base for ages, with soldiers living there full time.
After the attacks of 9/11, money started pouring into Guantanamo from the government. $249,000 was spent on a volleyball court, $3.5 million on a bunch of playgrounds, $683,000 to renovate a Starbucks, and $296,000 to build a go kart track.