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  •  Congress has been operating like this for (1+ / 0-)
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    decades. When the Taxed Enough Already crowd went after earmarks, the logical response was to send block grants and leave it to the local politicians to apportion the dollars for greatest electoral results.
    The headmen of the fiefdom merely devolved to the next layer down.
    The Taxed Enough Already crowd do not get that dollars start at the federal Treasury. Federal taxes are designed to bring the dollars back so they can be distributed again. If there's only a trickle, it's because Congress has constricted the flow.

    by hannah on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 11:43:41 PM PST

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