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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-29-08 09:37 PM
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67. I don't know if I agree that the govt is incompetent. I think the people
mean well and are very competent. But there's definitely a disconnect between goals and money, you are right. Not only
in education, like you mention - but with something much scarier - the need to secure our country and the funds to
accomplish that.
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        - I don't know if I agree that the govt is incompetent. I think the people  Laura PackYourBags   Nov-29-08 09:37 PM   #67 
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