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    Government fund pays to spay stray animals in order to fight human obesity.

    Below is a recent article from the washington examiner where a federal health program targeting obesity paid for city wide spays for stray animals because they discourage people from working out. The article didn't mention how much was actually spent on the spaying itself, just that it was part of a 7.5 million dollar slushfund.

    I think when we're spending so frivolously on such ridiculous things, asking america for more money is not the answer.

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    In the release, the city said, “This targeted effort aims to address residents’ concerns that identify stray dogs as a barrier to outdoor physical activity.” It concluded, “the Nashville Public Health Department Communities Putting Prevention To Work campaign is funded fully by the Department of Health and Human Services, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.”

    Explaining the federally-funded program, the paper said, “it wasn’t fair to ask residents to get outside and walk for fitness when they had to worry about stray dogs nipping at their heels.”
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    Re: Government fund pays to spay stray animals in order to fight human obesity.

    everytime youthink things cant get dumber,a new level of stupid is introduced that beats out the last one.
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    Re: Government fund pays to spay stray animals in order to fight human obesity.

    While it is important to spay stray animals it is idiotic to claim that doing so will help fight obesity.
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    Re: Government fund pays to spay stray animals in order to fight human obesity.

    Sometimes is positively amazing what kind of logical contortions liberals will engage in to justify their corruptness.
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    Re: Government fund pays to spay stray animals in order to fight human obesity.

    Why is this surprising?

    If the US really wanted to cut spending, what they need to do is establish a benchmark budget year, and then give employees of each cabinet or divison a percentage of the money they are under that reference budget. Now, employees have an incentive to spend less, and managers will see to it (especially if you give them a larger percentage). Now you are introducing a modicum of fiscal responsibility in government employees.

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    Re: Government fund pays to spay stray animals in order to fight human obesity.

    The connection is tenuous at best but that doesn't make either aspect a bad idea, so what's the problem? I've never really skipped a walk because of feral dogs, hell, I didn't know there was a feral dog problem. However, I don't understand the relationship to corruption.

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    Re: Government fund pays to spay stray animals in order to fight human obesity.

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    The connection is tenuous at best but that doesn't make either aspect a bad idea, so what's the problem? I've never really skipped a walk because of feral dogs, hell, I didn't know there was a feral dog problem. However, I don't understand the relationship to corruption.
    We're not talking about corruption, we're talking about ridiculous government waste in an age where people are screaming to increase taxes like it will fix the problem.
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    Re: Government fund pays to spay stray animals in order to fight human obesity.

    That's what I was addressing.

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    Re: Government fund pays to spay stray animals in order to fight human obesity.

    I'm also saying that this type of wasteful spending is hardly important when compared with the billion dollar boondoggles in process.

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    Re: Government fund pays to spay stray animals in order to fight human obesity.

    This is infuriating. I think the way it works is this: Congress allocates the money to the slush fund. Then, non-elected federal employees are charged with approving grants as a method of spending the money. While it would take a congressional action to de-fund the slush fund, it does not require Congress to act to change how the money within the fund is spent. And there aren't enough valid grant requests submitted, so the bureacrats have to approve bull**** like this in order to make sure all the money is spent. (Because if it isn't spent, it would be obvious that there were overages that need to be re-allocated next year.

    Since Congress doesn't have to act to change the beneficiaries and/or amounts of grants issued from within the slush fund, the President or his people can then stop approving the grants and re-allocate the money wherever they wish. As long as it is all spent. Ridiculous and corrupt.

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