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Community charity & federal overreach

April 6, 2013

Big Government

A couple of seemingly unrelated stories from Mesa AZ this week illustrate how outrageously out of control government has become.

* A local soup kitchen that feeds 200 homeless and poor people each night was hit by a fire.  Local restaurants and residents immediately reacted with donations of food and money, and the soup kitchen didn’t miss a single meal.  Proving once again that individual Americans are truly charitable, and that they don’t need the government to fill every need.

* Meanwhile, the City of Mesa is using $100,000 in federal grants to help downtown businesses install sprinkler systems.  A business that spends $25,000 can be reimbursed up to $20,000 in “federal funds”.  (Love that term, “federal funds”.  There’s no such thing.  It’s OUR money and our future credit.)  Proving once again the federal government’s insatiable appetite to use our money (and our children’s and grandchildren’s money) to stick its nose into every facet of American life, no matter how local, how inappropriate and how inefficient.

One Comment
  1. Mike Ruddell permalink

    The senate finally passed a budget! Now the bad news more taxes and spending the center piece. So they are certainly proving your point.


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