Thursday, January 13

Tax Dollars Should not be use to Advertise

Does our government now believe that its services and laws are products, to be puchased like a pack of diapers or a new bedspread?

George Will has a column in today's Washington Post describing the millions of taxpayer dollars that have been spent by our government to propogandize government programs, like the "No Child Left Behind" Act or the Medicate Prescription Drug expansion.

I submit that informing the public of the existence of programs, like the IRS' use of advertising to convince the public to e-file (presumably to save even more taxpayer dollars to process the paper forms), is a useful expenditure of tax dollars. However, to spend money on propaganda is both inappropriate and wasteful.

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