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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The post office presumably sponsored the team for publicity they got their moneys worth.

    But was the post office using OUR money, my money, your money to sponsor the team? That's the question.

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    But was the post office using OUR money, my money, your money to sponsor the team? That's the question.
    No. The USPS is self funded. It receives its marching orders from the government but does not receive tax dollars. It is funded by postage.

    But let's pretend the USPS is tax payer funded. So what? What Lance does with his paycheck is his own responsibility. I am in the military. The US tax payer pays my salary. But once that money is paid to me it is no longer tax payer money. It is mine. I earned it. The government is not responsible for what I do with it. If I decide to go out and buy and use some illegal drugs would you consider that tax payer funded drug use?

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    No. The USPS is self funded. It receives its marching orders from the government but does not receive tax dollars. It is funded by postage.

    But let's pretend the USPS is tax payer funded. So what? What Lance does with his paycheck is his own responsibility. I am in the military. The US tax payer pays my salary. But once that money is paid to me it is no longer tax payer money. It is mine. I earned it. The government is not responsible for what I do with it. If I decide to go out and buy and use some illegal drugs would you consider that tax payer funded drug use?


    Sigh.....the article says that the USPS sponsored bicycling team, which Armstrong was a member of, received tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.

    So either the USPS provided the team with that money, or the government did, but either way, and I don't care which way, I want to know why a bicycling team gets taxpayer funding to the tune of tens of millions?

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    It's things like this that baffle me beyond belief. Why do taxpayer dollars go to bicycle teams, puppet shows, or painting a giant salmon on a 747? We're not sure, all we know is that we need more taxes.
    The point you make is one reason Obama supporters need to shut up about Big Bird. Some people are babbling like idiots about how PBS is a tiny part of our spending, relatively speaking. The list of BS spending contains a lot more than what you or Romney mentioned.
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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    I thought it was strange that they found drugs in his system, THIS time. How many times have they checked this guy in the past and how many times has this come up in the past, only to have him test negative, and now all of the sudden he tests positive? Strange.

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    It's things like this that baffle me beyond belief. Why do taxpayer dollars go to bicycle teams, puppet shows, or painting a giant salmon on a 747? We're not sure, all we know is that we need more taxes.
    Great point! Is this the reason the government wants to raise taxes on some of it's citizens? So that we can pay for these silly things? It's really maddening, isn't it?

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Sigh.....the article says that the USPS sponsored bicycling team, which Armstrong was a member of, received tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.

    So either the USPS provided the team with that money, or the government did, but either way, and I don't care which way, I want to know why a bicycling team gets taxpayer funding to the tune of tens of millions?
    Double Sigh. If the article said his team received tax payer dollars it would be wrong, but the article didn't say that. Where are you getting this information? The USPS is NOT tax payer funded. It is self funded. If it were tax payer funded it probably wouldn't have to resort to advertising. The only tax payer funded organization mentioned in that article is the USADA. If your argument is we shouldn't be wasting tax payer dollars drug testing athletes I will agree with you.

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    USPS is NOT tax payer funded.


    People still seem to be missing that little point. Now, if we want to get upset about our tax dollars being used to sponsor this kind of stuff we still can. The U.S. Army, which IS tax payer supported, sponsors a NASCAR race team.

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Sigh.....the article says that the USPS sponsored bicycling team, which Armstrong was a member of, received tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.

    So either the USPS provided the team with that money, or the government did, but either way, and I don't care which way, I want to know why a bicycling team gets taxpayer funding to the tune of tens of millions?
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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    I hope I'm not committing some offense by posting on the OP topic, but I think stripping away his 7 wins - meaning taking it away from everyone on every one of those 7 teams too - really sucks.

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