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originally posted by: JacKatMtn
a reply to: underwerks
You can't replace irresponsible STATE gov't policy with FED COVERAGE....
The last thing any STATE should want is MORE FED oversight... Those states that seek it, aren't doing a good job..
Participation isn't trophy worthy
originally posted by: SomethingLingual
I like this concept. But not to put a negative spin on it - I imagine that whatever level of government either a) funneled the tax money, b) identified where the tax money goes, or c) both, would be highly suspect of actually doing what people chose to do with their tax money. Maybe not at first, but imagine all the corruption at various levels of (most) government(s across the world). People will find a way to cheat the system.
How could it be implemented to bypass these and other currently unforeseen problems?
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9) $250,000 for a wireless area network for the city of Hartselle, Alabama, population 13,888. Proposed by Alabama Representative Robert Aderholt and Senator Richard Shelby.
8) $225,000 for restoration and installation of exhibits at the St. Louis Art Museum Foundation. Proposed by Missouri Senator Kit Bond and Representative William Lacy Clay. The museum's admission is free and has a "...per-capita attendance that is consistently among the highest of our nation's art museums," according to the museum website. It also had a fund balance of $148,434,857 as of December 31, 2007.
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“A recent commentator in Time Magazine put it more bluntly, saying, ‘this outreach by the U.S. government is not only ineffective, but also provides jihadists with a stage to voice their arguments...’”