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Old 07-27-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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This is why I look very hard at taxes when they are on the voting block. Because once you say, "yeah", the money goes into that miasmal swamp of government coffers, and they are no respecter of persons...or where the money comes from.

Cell phone fees: State use 911 improvement funds for other needs - baltimoresun.com

NEW YORK - More than $200 million collected from cell phone users for upgrades to the 911 system has been diverted in the last two years to plug state budget holes, keep campaign promises and, in at least one case, buy police uniforms, an Associated Press analysis has found.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:48 AM
 
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there is an interesting web site which documents government waste, even waste that most taxpayers don't know about. in the last budget, there were 221 ANONYMOUS projects to the total of 7.8 BILLION dollars. that means that the representatives who sponsored them would not even put their names on them! this government is getting out of control!

here is the video with other fascinating facts:
Citizens Against Government Waste: (http://www.cagw.org/site/PageServer?pagename=reports_pigbook2009_video - broken link)
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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Well i the future there are going to be plenty of cuts in government programs that will shock people.It will make cuts in the past seem minor. Obama is putting the goveranm,nt in the same shape that California is now. But their is a great difference in that now the indepepndent vote determines who governs and that can mean a completely different set of changes. With the way things are going we will see epople lookig for a cutter that will make Reagan look like a spender in years to come.
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