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    to communities. Cody, WY and West Yellowstone, MT certainly derive a lot of benefit from Yellowstone Nat'l Park. Plus all the motels, gas stations, and eateries that benefit from tourists who travel around the country visiting national parks.

    Even more important is the government-funded infrastructure that makes commerce possible.

    “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody,” Warren said.  “You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate.
    - Elizabeth Warren

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