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The Sandy Claus Bill

SteveL. Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 6:17 PM
I would like to see a law passed that only private citizens received the money, equally divided, to use as they saw fit. Not to be used by a government organization to be spend for the public's good, but rather money given equally to the public to be spent as they desire for it to be spent. I believe it would rid us of our government dependency and enliven the economy like no other event could. People could pool some of the money together to help private organizations such as the Salvation Army. What a blessing for people who have lost it all to be able to spend money on things they need! As it is, no private citizen (at least one not affiliated with a government entity) will receive a dime!

While the national spotlight is on the looming Fiscal Cliff and whether the country will go over it, plunging into the roaring waters below -- cue scary music -- the usual high-rollers (with your money, Dear Taxpayer) have seen their chance. They've put together the mother of all log-rolling, patronage-dispensing, pork-distributing appropriation bills, and are about to sneak it through the Senate while the country's attention is elsewhere.

What a grab bag of a bill, with the emphasis on grab. By the time you read this, the whole list of goodies may have received the Senate Seal of Approval, which...