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(AP News)   Democrats in Congress: "Here, Kansas, have some Federal COVID relief funds." Kansas: "Thanks, we'll use it to tear down this building on the National Register of Historic Places"   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, United States Department of the Treasury, Public health, U.S. state, Federal government of the United States, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, United States federal executive departments, Washington, D.C., public health service  
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1720 clicks; posted to Politics » on 30 Sep 2022 at 8:46 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-09-30 8:57:49 PM  
10 votes:
>giggle< docking.

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2022-09-30 8:55:24 PM  
8 votes:
Plot twist:  the building is getting shipped and rebuilt on Martha's Vineyard.
2022-09-30 9:18:38 PM  
4 votes:

Kalyco Jack: >giggle< docking.

Also have a "Gateway" at the Univ. of Kansas, otherwise referred to as the Docking Port.

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2022-09-30 9:02:14 PM  
3 votes:

Lsherm: It's not the dumbest thing people have spent Covid relief funds on.

Wait, maybe this is the dumbest.

And historic register or not, is this a building that really needs to be saved? It looks like it's seen better days:

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Any result that reduces the existence of brutalist architecture in the world is a positive one.
2022-09-30 10:06:19 PM  
2 votes:

Dear Jerk: I'm not a fan of the building, but here's a link if anyone cares.

Okay so save the bas relief and also this button. I want to press this button:

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2022-09-30 8:50:59 PM  
1 vote:
Reduce their grants by the same amount for next year.
2022-09-30 9:54:33 PM  
1 vote:

Unsung_Hero: So here's the thing about money - it's fungible.  You know what happens when you earmark money for a specific thing that the state already had to spend money on regardless?  The money they were going to have to spend on it gets put somewhere else.

No matter how hard you try to lock it down, in the end the only time you can control how money is spent is when it is for something of which no component was already in a budget, or if you actually take over complete control of funds dispersal and release it on a case-by-case basis at the most granular level.

/Why yes, I've worked for the government, how can you tell?

Money is fungible only if it's infinite. This was also earmarked for specific relief, yeah? So what are you talking about?
2022-09-30 10:22:31 PM  
1 vote:

Senseless_drivel: They can't tear that down. It's where Bob Dole kept his pens.

I read that as "where Bob Dole kept his penis" and was wondering both how and why.
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