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Friday, April 21, 2006

Your tax dollars at work

From the Washington Times:
"Fire departments are using Homeland Security grants to buy gym equipment, sponsor puppet and clown shows, and turn first responders into fitness trainers. The spending choices are allowable under the guidelines of the Assistance to Firefighters grant administered by the Homeland Security Department, which has awarded nearly 250 grants since February totaling more than $25 million out of the current spending pot of $545 million." (Washington Times, Friday).
If this were only an isolated case.
And we warned you that taking a number of agencies and making them one big agency would NOT be more efficient or effective.
And more oversight won't fix a broken program.
As I modify a quote I remember"The only way to make sure that government never wastes money is to never give it any."


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