Discussion in 'Current Events' started by blu, Jul 3, 2010.
Illinois Budget Crisis | Are Libraries Necessary, or a Waste of Tax Money?
Well, think about it. With the internet libraries are being used less and less. That said I see the need for them for people who can not afford the internet or a book store. I think there are plenty of other things we could trim first. Lets start with all the damn bureaucrats. Trim some fat there, and stop adding tons and tons more.
I don't see why you get so down on them. We are in a crisis of debt like never seen before. We are going to have to make some tough choices. We cant keep funding everything we fund now with out a huge increase in revenue. No matter what anyone suggests to cut, someone will be against it. That is the nature and the problem with big government, But we have to cut somewhere. At least they are talking about it.
phase out SS, end medicaid, stop the two wars, and close our bases around the world. get rid of dhs, doe, and a few more gov agenices and the problem is solved
a stupid populace is easier to control.......~S~
Socialist! How do you expect people to work harder if they just get free books?!
Get Rid of SS, Medicaid, Military Bases, DOE, DHS so we can have a Library are you a Moron?
Now I do agree with getting out of the wars and reducing the size of Government.
I am a big fan of free public libraries, but the writer makes a good point. Our local library is used by teens on the internet and a few senior citizens. They have some cool kids programs, but get very few participants. I use the library for tutoring, but can't remember the last time I checked out a book.
Obama has expanded the government 25% since taking office. Something has got to go.
I hope it's not libraries, but I don't think the article is "dumb".
link on govt expansion of 25%?
what does gvt expansion mean? permanent jobs or expanding the military or 25% more boomers hitting retirement or are you talking about money, like a one shot stimulus in the budget?
aren't libraries a STATE /LOCAL budget? what does obama have to do WITH THAT?????
Libraries are a hard copy archive
they exist in the physical , which is more stable than ascii because they have physical proprietory , and are NOT subject to the powers that be as a mode of media
Some of you might recall that obnoxious fool Liz Cheney's desire to alter the library of Congress. She , along with her moonbat minions wished for one thing, to alter recorded history.
If she had actually owned the LOC, she might even have been granted her wish
Fortuneatly for us, 'We the People' own the LOC
we do not, however, own the internet, and if any of you have followed the net neutrality debate, it boils down to another mass media outlet with the specter of monopolization
we don't need to overtly burn the books like Hilter anymore, we can subvertly make them unpopular, just like mainstream media is doing now.
little 5th page blurbs that are headlines elsewhere outside of the monopolized realm should be enough to cue anyone with the wits God gave a walrus that history should be kept untouched by media bias
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