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Friday, July 29, 2011

News flash: Government isn't responsible with your money

Did you know that there is a special fund set up to which you can send donations to help lower the national debt? Yes, if you feel the government isn't taking enough of your money already, you can send it even more. The government has received about $81.7 million in donations since the fund was set up in 1961.

Unfortunately, the money sent in doesn't actually go toward paying off the debt. It goes directly into the Treasury Department's general fund, allowing politicians to spend it on whatever they want.

But that isn't even the saddest part of the story. What gets me is that many of those who sent in donations have been surprised to learn the shocking truth that government isn't all that responsible with other people's money.

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