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05-15-2013, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Halibut View Post
You are off base. Our government is charged with providing services to the people. Those services include things like health care, roads, education, police, and fire protection. It is not part of governments mandate to subsidize entertainment ventures.
It's not about who gets what they want it's about doing the task they've been assigned in the constitution without getting into debt and causing them to fail at providing health care or adequate roads or enough schools. There is no hypocrisy.
As I mentioned (and you decided not to quote that part of my post), whether or not the taxes "should" be put there is moot now. It's being discussed, so now the argument is whether it should be put to use on the arena, or to other options. Either way some people don't get what they want.

And the government is supposed to do what its people want. In the very basic meaning. If the people want it, it makes sense that the government would try to give it to them.

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