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Thursday, April 14, 2005

10,000 Down - 990,000 to go

It was probably accidental, but the Feds finally did something that made sense. They enlisted state and local law enforcment officers all over the nation and rounded up 10,000 fugitives from the FBI's National database. And they did it in just one week for only $900,000. Sounds to me like they should repeat the show another 99 times and arrest all of the 1,000,000 fugitives in the database. That would only cost a miserly $100 million and would stop a hell of a lot of violent crime since 70% of the ones arrested had previous convictions. Who knows, they might even find a terrorist or two.

Just to put the cost in perspective, the Feds:
- gave $121 million to the National Endowment for the Arts
- spent $168 million of sexual-abstinence education
- spent $10 billion developing an anti-missle defense system (that will never work)
- spent $600 million on Army recruitment advertising
and spent $40 million investigating Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky (Clinton)
Note- Above figures from Parade Magazine

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