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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you can spend federal funds instead of local funds, you have more local funds to spend elsewhere. I apologize for not being able to make it more clear (hopefully that helped).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I understand this. However, not all government spending is fungible. For example, the FEMA budget being the size it is because of frequent disasters in coastal areas and large river basins does not free up money that would otherwise spent on natural disaster preparedness in Omaha, Nebraska. Nor does the F-22 Fighter program free up money that would otherwise be spent by Paducah, Kentucky to defend itself.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right. So cut everything which is unnecessary. Local communities with budget issues included. Once enough has been cut to solve the problem, they can look at ways to swap something cut for something remaining.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is "they"? I don't think individual local communities have much say regarding the Federal Budget or the Federal Tax Code.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Local = local budget. Fed = fed budget. Library = local = local budget. Those cutting the local budget can revisit luxury items (libraries) one their budget has been fixed. For example: "Hey, instead of cutting the library, why don't we cut fooblitz instead?"
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Local = local budget. Fed = fed budget. Library = local = local budget. Those cutting the local budget can revisit luxury items (libraries) one their budget has been fixed. For example: "Hey, instead of cutting the library, why don't we cut fooblitz instead?"

So how did the F-22 enable them to do this, again?
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Federal money spent wherever frees up other money to be spent on libraries, for example.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't believe I mentioned the F-22.

I'll try to simplify. If this doesn't do it, I give up.

Any unbalanced budget or budget shortfall needs to be addressed by cutting unnecessary expenditures. Regardless if that budget is local or federal.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The F-22 is arbitrary test-case of your claim, specifically "federal money spent wherever".

You said it "frees up other money yo be spent on libraries". I'm simply asking you to explain, using that example, how it does that.
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