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Old 02-14-2013, 01:05 PM   #135
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The feds could cut taxes and let the states establish whatever taxes they deem necessary to do their jobs as primary law enforcement jurisdictions.

Alternatively, the feds could send taxpayer money to the states without strings attached so that states could decide what the best way to spend that money is.
That was our policy prior to VAWA. VAWA provides unique services that weren't being provided on local or state levels, because the local and state governments weren't doing it.

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There's absolutely no reason for the feds to be involved in this law enforcement issue.
General welfare, brother.

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Particularly in an environment when we're already overspending to the tune of at least $1 trillion per year already. When are you guys going to get the message?
Spending isn't the problem, broadly. Healthcare spending is the problem, specifically. The key is to bend the cost curve on Medicare.

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Like I said, government employee union members.
Yeah, but it sounds a lot less villainous when you actually mention what they, you know, actually do.

They provide resources to fight domestic violence.

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Raining money on democrat constituencies... of course you don't see a problem.
If it's going to "research, training, public education, outreach or counselling" for domestic violence, as you just said it does, then I don't give a shit whose constituencies they are.

Country > politics.

I'd suggest you adopt the same philosophy.
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