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Old May 8, 2012, 08:58 PM   #9
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
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The federal government has been using the threat of withholding funds from states to bribe and extort them to comply with Washington's point of view on a variety of topics for a long time now.
I seem to remember something along the lines of "no taxation without representation" from history class, but it's been a while.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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