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Subject:  Re: Defund Catholic Charities? Date:  10/8/2012  11:50 AM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  1822226 of 1976646

Huh, where do you think the government money comes from for those government contracts if not the tax payers?

You have a logical fallacy.

You are trying to conflate the awarding of government contracts for services rendered as the same as a government gimmee.

Catholic Charities was awarded a government contract in much the same manner as SAIC who was recently awarded a government contract by the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/saic-awarded-contract-u-navy-1...

I hope you can understand the difference between a contract for work performed and government hand-outs. If PBS wanted to submit a bid and it had to compete with other stations for goverment dollars, then you would have a more accurate comparison.

That being said, even government contracts should be reviewed for their efficiency so I am not opposed to eliminating them if there is a better way or the services simply are not needed.
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