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Your Opinion: City project adds to federal debt

Your Opinion: City project adds to federal debt

March 20th, 2017 by Bert Dirschell, Centertown in Opinion

Dear Editor:

The following is a quote from a recent article on floodplain properties, "City officials said the notice went out for 408 Lafayette St. after they had been given federal funding approval to proceed with the demolition process. Two nearby properties, 410 Lafayette St. and another in the 600 block of School Street, are both owned by the city's parks department. If funds become available, they too could go through the same process; but if there is no funding, they will remain up."

Jefferson City residents, and those they have elected, are responsible for the conditions that have caused the flooding issue. The children of taxpayers in other states certainly bear no responsibility for the problem. Why should the federal government be allowed to heap more debt on the shoulders of those children so that it can bail out the city?

Is there any level of incompetence that liberals/progressives might consider unworthy of a debt financed federal government bailout? Balancing the federal budget would be an easy task if we could force the federal government back to only its constitutionally mandated functions.

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