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(Orlando Sentinel)   Bass fishing. Dolphin protection. Veteran support. All these license plates that support causes, but how much money do said causes get? The answer won't surprise you because of the tag   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 42
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2013-05-21 01:30:54 AM
Meh. I got one of these.

www.tn.gov

It's about 30 bucks cheaper than a standard tag.
 
2013-05-21 02:15:01 AM

UF's iconic Gator tag, bought by 97,348 drivers, generated more than $2.4 million for scholarships last year. By contrast, just 13,309 drivers bought University of Central Florida plates, providing more than $330,000 for the school.



I was surprised that they got anywhere near that much. i figured it would only be like 50k. $2.4 million is nothing to sneeze at. Hell neither is $330,000.
 
2013-05-21 05:33:58 AM
I thought the tag was semi-ironic. I was expecting "next to nothing after administrative fees deducted".
 
2013-05-21 05:40:37 AM
Wait, Bass fishing is a cause?
 
2013-05-21 05:44:06 AM
I thought they were "awareness" plates, not charity plates.
 
2013-05-21 05:45:41 AM
It also funded a project that worked to create sustainable land-based fish farming.

I don't think that's going to work...
 
2013-05-21 05:49:37 AM
www.allfunpix.com

How much profit does NAMBLA get from theirs?
 
2013-05-21 05:50:06 AM
I think my "Choking the Chicken" plate was denied because someone thought it involved animal abuse.
 
2013-05-21 05:50:30 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It also funded a project that worked to create sustainable land-based fish farming.

I don't think that's going to work...


ummm.... about that... never mind I'll let you figure it out,
 
2013-05-21 05:56:05 AM
On the one hand, it's better than nothing which is what they would get if they didn't offer the plates. On the other hand, this is why I farking hate charities and and don't donate much. I know most of anything I give will go to pay some board members salary. I want my money to go to the cause. Not fund some douchbags mansion and $100k BMW.
 
2013-05-21 06:07:30 AM
I don't see how the headline relates to the story? In kind of a hurry but I took the overall collected and divided by number of plates. Take that and times the number of UF plates sold. Then subtract the amount that the article said went for scholarships. I get about $64,000 out of $2.4 million went missing, I presume for administrative costs. That doesn't seem outrageous to me? But hey Floriduh, am I right guys?
 
2013-05-21 06:36:06 AM
But, government doesn't create money or jobs guys.
 
2013-05-21 06:39:44 AM
I play bass because it rhymes with ass.
 
2013-05-21 06:42:55 AM

Eps05: I thought the tag was semi-ironic. I was expecting "next to nothing after administrative fees deducted".


I think the subby made the headline they wanted to hear instead of actually reading the article.
 
2013-05-21 06:48:55 AM
Damn...Orlando Predators would have been a great one to get for a kidnapper van.
 
2013-05-21 06:57:25 AM

Wolfman Johnny: I think the subby made the headline they wanted to hear instead of actually reading the article.


That's because it's the headline Fark deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll mock it, because it can take it. Because it's not our headline. It's a Florida tag. A watchful protector. A Fark Night.

/ not subby
 
2013-05-21 07:01:45 AM
I'm surprised as hell that the money doesn't simply go into the general fund for the bosses to distribute as they see fit.
 
2013-05-21 07:10:15 AM

Bigdogdaddy: But, government doesn't create money or jobs guys.


the increased custom tags are a service that people are willing to pay for so in that instance, this is operating more like a private charity or foundation.  Nobody is forced to get a custom plate.
 
2013-05-21 07:24:54 AM

Valis992000: I don't see how the headline relates to the story? In kind of a hurry but I took the overall collected and divided by number of plates. Take that and times the number of UF plates sold. Then subtract the amount that the article said went for scholarships. I get about $64,000 out of $2.4 million went missing, I presume for administrative costs. That doesn't seem outrageous to me? But hey Floriduh, am I right guys?


Same here...sounds like a useful, efficient program actually...maybe it's really in another state?  :)

/We have Red Sox plates here in Mass...team spirit is all well and good, but I'm pretty sure they're not a charity that needs the money.
//not EVERY year at least...
 
2013-05-21 07:26:33 AM

Bigdogdaddy: But, government doesn't create money or jobs guys.


Sure government does those things. It just does them inefficiently.
 
2013-05-21 07:31:48 AM
Before or after the Governor takes his cut?
 
2013-05-21 07:45:09 AM

TommyDeuce: Before or after the Governor takes his cut?


I was about to say - these people need to take a tip from NC, where the money from vanity plates has been used as a slush fund for the executive branch for years.

/NC, the new New Jersey
 
2013-05-21 07:51:28 AM

OldManDownDRoad: I was about to say - these people need to take a tip from NC, where the money from vanity plates has been used as a slush fund for the executive branch for years.


Amateurs.

If you really want to sleaze up, go the New York way and have the gasoline tax go into the general fund. Your district gets the money back in public works projects IF you toe the bosses' line. Voice an independent thought and you are getting not so much as a spoonful of asphalt in your district. (gooddaysir.jpg).
 
2013-05-21 07:54:12 AM

BigBooper: Bigdogdaddy: But, government doesn't create money or jobs guys.

Sure government does those things. It just does them inefficiently.


The word efficient needs definition here. I can't imagine the private sector is any better optimized towards worker compensation.
 
2013-05-21 07:56:33 AM

OldManDownDRoad: I was about to say - these people need to take a tip from NC, where the money from vanity plates has been used as a slush fund for the executive branch for years.


Perhaps you are confusing vanity plates with specialized plates?

Per the National MS society, they get $15 for every MS plate sold in NC
 
2013-05-21 07:58:54 AM

20/20: I think my "Choking the Chicken" plate was denied because someone thought it involved animal abuse.


It sorta does.
 
2013-05-21 08:13:50 AM
Veteran support?  Yeah, didn't see that one mentioned in the article, subby.  Anyway, what a redneck, flyover state cause that would be.  Maybe you could sponsor a gay fisting support plate in your native MN.
 
2013-05-21 08:15:16 AM
Whoops, the Foreign Legion is actually mentioned.  Wasn't wearing my glasses.  Still, is its popular support something that needs to be mocked?
 
2013-05-21 08:17:00 AM
American Legion.  fark it, I quit.
 
2013-05-21 08:19:37 AM
Ryan Tannehill needs all the protection he can get, but charity license plates won't give you much cap room.
 
2013-05-21 08:42:11 AM
How great is that . . . which stands in stark contrast to "Affinity" credit cards which generate next to nothing for your desired cause.
 
2013-05-21 08:42:32 AM

Stinkyy: American Legion.  fark it, I quit.


Please do. Kthxbye
 
2013-05-21 08:55:50 AM
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2013-05-21 09:10:15 AM

PunGent: Valis992000: I don't see how the headline relates to the story? In kind of a hurry but I took the overall collected and divided by number of plates. Take that and times the number of UF plates sold. Then subtract the amount that the article said went for scholarships. I get about $64,000 out of $2.4 million went missing, I presume for administrative costs. That doesn't seem outrageous to me? But hey Floriduh, am I right guys?

Same here...sounds like a useful, efficient program actually...maybe it's really in another state?  :)

/We have Red Sox plates here in Mass...team spirit is all well and good, but I'm pretty sure they're not a charity that needs the money.
//not EVERY year at least...


Proceeds from the Red Sox plates goes to The Jimmy Fund. The Jimmy Fund spends most of its money on cancer research and patient care at Dana-Faber Cancer Institute.
 
2013-05-21 09:18:00 AM
I just run the straight Florida plates. They get enough money from me as it is.

However if they ever came out with a "Save the Humans", or "Save the Caucasians" I might spring for one of those.

/Car,pickup, motorcycle, 2 boats, 4 trailers.
 
2013-05-21 09:37:18 AM
I was more baffled that they banned RU NEKID but allowed BARE ALL.
 
2013-05-21 09:56:20 AM
I've been running the FSU tag on my truck for years. It definitely costs a lot more every year than a regular tag, but the money goes to the university. Florida might be a fark-all state, but the money from the plates goes to where it supposed to go.
 
2013-05-21 09:56:29 AM
Hispanic - Florida - currently on probation.
 
2013-05-21 10:40:24 AM

Cletusostomy: PunGent: Valis992000: I don't see how the headline relates to the story? In kind of a hurry but I took the overall collected and divided by number of plates. Take that and times the number of UF plates sold. Then subtract the amount that the article said went for scholarships. I get about $64,000 out of $2.4 million went missing, I presume for administrative costs. That doesn't seem outrageous to me? But hey Floriduh, am I right guys?

Same here...sounds like a useful, efficient program actually...maybe it's really in another state?  :)

/We have Red Sox plates here in Mass...team spirit is all well and good, but I'm pretty sure they're not a charity that needs the money.
//not EVERY year at least...

Proceeds from the Red Sox plates goes to The Jimmy Fund. The Jimmy Fund spends most of its money on cancer research and patient care at Dana-Faber Cancer Institute.


Oh, that's pretty cool, then...I didn't know that.
 
2013-05-21 11:06:20 AM
Don't give money to the "fraternal order of" or anything that knocks on your door.

Wanna help the firemen and cops?  Find out who to talk to at your local courthouse.
Those door-to-door funds end up giving about 3 cents on the dollar.
 
2013-05-21 12:17:18 PM

Nuclear Monk: Damn...Orlando Predators would have been a great one to get for a kidnapper van.


I have a Predator tag, but it was court ordered.
 
2013-05-21 12:36:35 PM
I've had the same tag for year now. It bears the battle scars of being rear-ended at 60MPH.

i624.photobucket.com

Moved it over when I get the new truck:

i624.photobucket.com

Of course, my uncle worked for NASA as a contractor for forever, so it was only fitting that I got this tag.

Its also one of my MMO character names, so if you've ever seen Xaks running around EQ, WoW, and pretty much every other major MMO, it's probably me.

*likes consistency
 
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