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lets pick TWO of those to keep
get rid of the rest
spend half the savings on education
and save the other half
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Does anyone know what the "Crimes Victims Fund" under Administration refers to? It had a 659% increase year over year. It went from under 1 billion to just over 5 billion. What kind of crime victim would the U.S. government compensate?
Lets not spend more on education...money doesn't trump desire or "want to".
I say lets all admit that we have lost the war on poverty, despite trillions in spending we haven't moved the needle...and begin to eliminate program after program.
My mother in law reckons we should have had single term 6 year presidencies which is an interesting idea. Perhaps there'd be someone who would be willing to get elected on the usual populist rubbish, do all of the above and then let history be their judge. It seems to me that under the present system an incumbent has about a year to do anything meaningful before they're fighting for their re-election.
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"Does anyone know what the "Crimes Victims Fund" under Administration refers to? It had a 659% increase year over year. It went from under 1 billion to just over 5 billion. What kind of crime victim would the U.S. government compensate? "
- If you were wrongly fired or laid off from your job at a large bankin 08-09, they consider it a crime and classify you as a victim. Wink wink, nudge nudge.
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With a little research I uncovered this, "State legislatures may be eyeing crime victim compensation program funding in some states in efforts to meet substantial budget shortfalls in the coming year. Forty-eight states -- nearly all, in other words -- have addressed or are addressing budget shortfalls for FY 2010, and in 26 of those states, falling revenues are creating new shortfalls. According to the center on Budget and Policy Priorities, states' fiscal problems will continue into FY 2011 and beyond (see this link for further information http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=711)
In prior years, several compensation programs' funds have been raided by legislatures. Reminding lawmakers that many more victims could be seeking compensation; that mass violence is always a threat and would require sudden greater outlays to victims; and that some "reserve" is necessary to prevent backlogs may be among the strategies useful in countering unwanted compensation fund reductions."
This was directly from the NACVCB website. Nat Assoc. Crime Victim Comp Board.
It looks like it is an undercover state budget bailout mechanism?