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Your logic should be applied to all of city and county government when it comes to spending our tax money.

"If no one's life depends on some THING that our tax dollars pay for, and that THING is not self-supporting, we should not be giving tax dollars to perpetuate that THING, no matter what that THING is."

If the users of the city parks are not willing to pay enough user fees to make the parks self-supporting, then CLOSE 'EM. And if those art organizations and artists that we support with tax dollars can't bring in enough money to support themselves CLOSE 'EM and let the artists get a real job (at Toyota, maybe). And if those museums don't support themselves, CLOSE 'EM. We can sell those museum pieces and the parks to pay for the health care for those 10,000 local children.

What else is out there that we pay for that doesn't support itself? Maybe $400,000 to get the Cowboys to come to San Antonio? I bet $400,000 would pay for a little bit of health care for those children.

World Class City? Never! Not San Antonio!

Edward T.

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Bush to ask UN for troop help in Vietnam, uh, Iraq

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One of the many reasons Vietnam spiraled out of control was the fact that America's top political leaders never clearly defined the mission there, and were never straight with the public about what they were doing. Domestic political considerations led Kennedy, then Johnson, then Nixon to conceal the truth about a policy that was bankrupt from the beginning. They even concealed how much the war was costing.
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