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Congress and our tax dollars

by Mac McMullen / April 4, 2008 1:52 PM PDT

We recently were treated to see that our tax dollars are spent by Congress
in ways that are never debated or formally discussed. Called "Earmarks".

Here we go again. I have commented (ranted) in the past about the "Farm Bill"
in Congress. This is a program that was created in the 1930's to offer relief
to family farmers during the great depression. It has since grown by "billions"
and in too many ways is out and out fraud. It is currently being debated in
the US Senate.

Here's some background and an update:


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by critic411 / April 4, 2008 9:08 PM PDT

Sounds a lot like the kind of corporate welfare many disapprove of.

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Remeber the old joke?
by Diana Forum moderator / April 4, 2008 9:44 PM PDT

A government worker was found outside crying. Turns out his farmer died.


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This is the problem with government handouts
by dirtyrich / April 4, 2008 11:09 PM PDT

they outlast the conditions that made them necessary. If by some miracle our economy exploded (in a good sense) and every able-bodied adult worked, Congress (well, half of them) would find a way to continue or increase Welfare.

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