GRANTS ARE NOT FREE MONEY
Our state and our county are on the verge of financial ruins. How many of our public officials are addicted to spending any money that they can get their hands on? Where do people think that all of this FREE GRANT MONEY comes from? They act as though they have just stumbled upon a POT OF GOLD and they must spend it before someone else does.
Grant Money is NOT FREE! Tax payers (You and I) provide funds used as Grants. Many of the people I know are overwhelmed by excessive taxation, fines, and fees. Each INDIVIDUAL NEEDS the money that they have earned to pay their own bills and provide for their own families. People can donate as they choose. If funding is needed for a project, it can be funded by donations, spaghetti dinners, pancake breakfasts, a fish fry or other fund raisers from people who are willing to provide the funding. We must choose to stop funding these projects through the redistribution of wealth also known as GRANTS. There is NO CONSTITUTUIONAL AUTHORITY FOR THIS
REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH!
There is an entire bureaucracy set up to collect and redistribute GRANT MONEY. Imagine how much money would be saved if we did away with the money spent to run the bureaucracy now redistributing our money and were no longer compelled to pay for things that could be obtained with less red tape and restrictions at a much lower cost!
Many of our public officials are addicted to spending and they need our assistance to resist spending our money! We all must relay to our public officials by phone calls and letters that GRANT MONEY IS NOT FREE! We must go to meetings to support those public officials that realize that the spending must stop and that the people demand to keep more of their own money and reject the redistribution of wealth by Grants.
Deborah M. Wilson
Thank you Deborah.
Yes....the taxpayers provide the money used for Grants....it is not free....it is the hard earned money out of peoples pockets that should be used for their families or as they see fit.
Government has set up the system this way because they are control freaks and this is one more way to control more of our money and redistribute it as their whims dictate. An individual should decide what to do with their own money, not government.
Counties send tax money to the state and the state sends a large portion of what they collect to the ever growing Socialist federal government. This was not the original intent of the Constitution. The states and counties kept most of their reveue for their own use and sent a small percentage of that to the feds. That money, along with tariffs, was enough for the fed to operate within the limitations of the Constitution. When President FDR implemented "THE NEW DEAL", a totally Socialist program, new un-Constitutionaly created Socialist departments of government started popping up and contined to do so over the years and government beaurocracy became topheavy, intrusive and abusive. The money had to come from somewhere to support all these new illegitimate departments of government. As the years went by, the feds systematically took more money from the states and started raising federal income tax to support an ever growing un-Constitutional government. The states also started taking more money from the counties. How all this was allowed to happen and all the deals that were made is way to long of a story to tell here. Now both fed and state are financially burdened with un-Constitutionaly created departments and programs.
The counties should stop sending so much money to the state to fund all these un-Constitutional programs and the state should do the same with the feds. This will not happen because most elected officials are wimps with no backbone, integrity or conviction and are AFRAID of making waves for fear of losing their "precious" jobs that we pay for so they just run with the herd because it's easier and safer.
Until this system changes (good luck), I see nothing wrong with a county getting some of their money back, even in the form of a Grant, as long as there are no strings attached. I do agree that their are many other creative ways for a community to raise money without government involvement.