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2.4 Soldiers


By Leah Bolger - Posted on 14 May 2010

The City Council of my town, Corvallis Oregon, has to cut $2.4 million dollars from the municipal budget. This may involve the laying off of personnel from the fire and police departments, closing of the library on Sundays, reducing the operating hours of the swimming pool, cutting funding for the Environmental Center, the Arts Center, the Senior Center, a program which employs developmentally challenged people, the homeless shelter and public transportation. For $2.4 million we could have all of these services and more...or we could fund 2.4 soldiers in Afghanistan for one year.

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