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Posted on 05/29/2012 8:42:29 AM PDT by C19fan
After the 2001 terrorist attacks, California lawmakers sought a way to channel the patriotic fervour and use it to help victims' families and law enforcement. Their answer: specialty memorial license plates emblazoned with the words, 'We Will Never Forget.' Part of the money raised through the sale of the plates was to fund scholarships for the children of California residents who perished in the attacks, while the majority - 85 per cent - was to help fund anti-terrorism efforts. But an Associated Press review of the $15 million collected since lawmakers approved the 'California Memorial Scholarship Program' shows only a small fraction of the money went to scholarships.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Imagine my surprise.
One glance at the composition of California office holders explains all.
Does anyone know how many California residents actually perished in the attacks?
The average payout to 9/11 victim families was $1.8 Million. Frankly, I’d rather the money California promised to collect go to the families of soldiers killed in the line of duty, myself.
The same thing will happen with money raised by Prop 29. None of that money will be used for cancer research. It will all go for state employees retirement and health programs. But......the state will never admit it. The other problem with Prop 29 is that there is no accountability as to where the money will be spent. It’s as thought it’s their money, not the peoples money.
But this just goes to show that if you want to support some charity then send the money to the charity directly instead of sending it to the state for a specialized plate. If you feel the need to tell everyone else driving about it, buy a bumper sticker.
The Red Cross is another institution who exploited the 9/11 catestrophy for personal gain. They took in untold hundreds of Millions - and haven’t paid what they said they would. They have paid only 30% of the $547 million received was spent as the standard disaster relief guidelines for meeting victims needs had been supplied to them.
Which means that I will NEVER donate to anyone when we have another emergency again. The gov’t is a group of liars, the American Red Cross is even worse. The only group I trust at this point, is my Church. I can see where my Church spends it’s money, and the people it helps.
the article says "three dozen"
Actually Daily Mail is using an AP article on this one but how many US papers will have this as headline on their web pages....
Who is pushing 29? The Anti-29 commercials are coming from RJ Reynolds and Cop Unions...among others.
Forget the Red Cross and the United Way. They do not receive any of my contributions.
If you want to see your money used wisely and effectively in times of disaster, two organizations which are great are:
The Salvation Army
Catholic Relief Services
[Miracle Max voice], Oh, it was only mostly disingenuous. Never mind.
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Marsha J. Evans, the president of the American Red Cross, was paid $651,957 in 2004. The president of the United Way is now Ralph Dickerson Jr. who's current salary is $420,000 per year, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
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