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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by JATMtheJATM View Post
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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    It's worth noting that much of special Olympics funding comes from donations. Still, very symbolic of this administration

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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by JATMtheJATM View Post
    It's worth noting that much of special Olympics funding comes from donations. Still, very symbolic of this administration
    Keep in mind this regime supports killing bear and wolf cubs in their dens, ****ing federal workers out of their pensions, bombing the **** out of people who were never a threat to us, forcing the poorest to revert to canned goods and gubmint cheese, and depriving people access to healthcare. This is indeed the epitome of their abarent behavior

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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Generalissimus Gibby View Post
    Keep in mind this regime supports killing bear and wolf cubs in their dens, ****ing federal workers out of their pensions, bombing the **** out of people who were never a threat to us, forcing the poorest to revert to canned goods and gubmint cheese, and depriving people access to healthcare. This is indeed the epitome of their abarent behavior
    So ...more or less like all the other US "regimes" since WW2 ended (especially the bombing part), only they're more upfront and transparent about it ...

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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Homegrown View Post
    So ...more or less like all the other US "regimes" since WW2 ended (especially the bombing part), only they're more upfront and transparent about it ...
    The bombing part has not changed, but it wasn't until Rayguns that the government started deciding to take massive dumps on the poor and federal workers and seeing people have access to healthcare as some existential commie threat.

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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    Very sad.

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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by JATMtheJATM View Post
    Your link states the amount in question is 17.5 million dollars. Do you know if that's a significant source of their overall funding?

    Please don't impart anything else from my question.
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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckincincy View Post
    Your link states the amount in question is 17.5 million dollars. Do you know if that's a significant source of their overall funding?

    Please don't impart anything else from my question.
    Government support of Special Olympics amounts to somewhat less than 20% of the organization's total funding. It should be noted that the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos donated part of her salary to Special Olympics.
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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Generalissimus Gibby View Post
    Keep in mind this regime supports killing bear and wolf cubs in their dens
    Kinda like a Bear Abortion?



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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckincincy View Post
    Your link states the amount in question is 17.5 million dollars. Do you know if that's a significant source of their overall funding?

    Please don't impart anything else from my question.
    2017 financial report lists total revenue/funding at $110.9 million. Most of their funding comes from private and corporate donations.

    Does the Special Olympics need federal funding? No, not really, they have robust support from private/corporate donors but it is beyond callous and stupid for the gov't to even propose pulling funding. It just reinforces the belief that the GOP only cares about rich corporate interests.
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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    I didn't know that the Department of Education funded sports. Nor that the Special Olympics was anything but privately funded.

    Let's get rid of the Department of Education!

    That's a state function, anyway.

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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Wild Man View Post
    2017 financial report lists total revenue/funding at $110.9 million. Most of their funding comes from private and corporate donations.

    Does the Special Olympics need federal funding? No, not really, they have robust support from private/corporate donors but it is beyond callous and stupid for the gov't to even propose pulling funding. It just reinforces the belief that the GOP only cares about rich corporate interests.
    Or believe the money could be spent somewhere better.
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    Re: Department of education wants to defund special Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by ticatfan View Post
    Or believe the money could be spent somewhere better.
    If people think that the money could be better spent, I'd love to hear suggestions. Of all the things our government pisses away money on, this is hardly a waste.

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