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Friday, August 25, 2006

Another example of Government Waste

Ryan Sager has this column on one of the more wasteful programs in government.

To me the oddest thing about having the government pay for campaigns is that there is no need for it. Typically, we have government pay for things that private citizens won't pay for, but which we as a society have deemed valuable. But the private sector will pay for political campaigns. Public financing of campaigns is a bit like having the government pay to brew beer. It's just not necessary.

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