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Obama - Shrinking Government Easy as Pie

Paul408 Wrote: May 21, 2012 11:35 AM
Doesn't include the "job retraining" programs, of which there are over 300 now. In 2009, the number he was so desperately searching for (and I'm sure it's gone down significantly now) was $.126. In other words, of every dollar you and I send to the bloated government, 12.6 cents would get to the actual recepient. There was a total of 87.4% overhead. If a charity organization gets to the 50% mark, they're declared a fraudulent organization by their state's attorney generals. And yet, our governemnt throws so much money away..... In the 1990's the federal government took over a "house of ill repute" and operated it for a few years. Then it failed. If they can't run a brothel, how can they be trusted to run anything else?

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