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Some States Wasting Anti-Terrorism Money

Monday, April 17th, 2006

According to Fox News, it looks like some funds meant to combat terrorism are being appropriated to things like digital cameras:

Now, after September 11th, lawmakers handed out money freely and generously with little in the way of guidance or restrictions. Local and state officials, they often used the cash to fill a hole in their budgets, to start a pet project, or even reward political allies. Sometimes the cash is used for things that just do not seem relevant.

For example, Prince George, Maryland, they used $500,000 in anti-terror funds to purchase, guess what, Digital cameras.

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