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The Government owns 84.5% of Nevada, 30% of the US

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posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 10:33 AM
Who is the largest landlord in the United States?

The Federal Government.

The United States government has direct ownership of almost 650 million acres of land (2.63 million square kilometers) – nearly 30% of its total territory. These federal lands are used as military bases or testing grounds, nature parks and reserves and indian reservations, or are leased to the private sector for commercial exploitation (e.g. forestry, mining, agriculture). They are managed by different administrations, such as the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the US Department of Defense, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Bureau of Reclamation or the Tennessee Valley Authority.

This map details the percentage of state territory owned by the federal government. The top 10 list of states with the highest percentage of federally owned land looks like this:

1. Nevada 84.5%
2. Alaska 69.1%
3. Utah 57.4%
4. Oregon 53.1%
5. Idaho 50.2%
6. Arizona 48.1%
7. California 45.3%
8. Wyoming 42.3%
9. New Mexico 41.8%
10. Colorado 36.6%

Talk about land grabs!

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 11:43 AM
, 0% of the Fed and 100% of the debt!

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 01:54 PM

So, if you take the amount of land that the Federal Government controls and over which they hold direct authority, and you determine the % of this land "paid" for by way of 'lease' commercial interests we would clearly see that some corporation are exploiting the entire nation of tax-payers, and the IRS is OK with it. But then, considering the IRS is just the collection agency for the Fed, you gotta wonder about the corporate connections there....

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