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FD group takes projects, priorities to D.C.

13-member delegation will meet with Harkin, Grassley, King

March 13, 2013

An annual pilgrimage to the nation’s capital by local leaders seeking federal help with everything from education to infrastructure is underway....

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Mar-17-13 2:29 PM

Jillian...let us hope our Representative and Senators look first to NATIONAL interests under constitutional REQUIREMENTS & LIMITATION, before individual constituents' parochial interests.

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Mar-13-13 10:53 PM

I see they are trying to get money for a second water line to the ag park. If they don't get it is our water bills in for another rate hike? Is this something the city planners and leaders knew about before hand that is not told to the public? Maybe the public should be told by the negotiaters what their giving away to these companies before they approve them. Maybe it should be time the city taxpayers vote on these give aways before they are approved. Some of our city officials and council members don't always seem to do buisness that saves taxpayers money. (example:4 1/2 percent raises for 3 years in a row in a down economy. Nobody in the real world that is not a goverment employee or CEO is getting these kind of raises.)

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Mar-13-13 10:41 PM

I don't think these people that took this trip with what they want from congress is a good example of what the constituents in Fort Dodge really worry about or want. Singer probably saved local taxpayers money by not going.

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Mar-13-13 4:29 PM

Singer's opinions are very short-sighted. It can never hurt to get your face in front of your federal Senators and Representatives so they know what is important to their constituents.

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Mar-13-13 10:54 AM

I don't think we should be asking for money from other tax payers when we can't spend our own wisely. We're not the federal government here...

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Mar-13-13 10:29 AM

Agreed, pattstep. As it takes about one dollar to push a PROGRAM dollar through the federal govt, they should ask that the federal govt and its armies of bureaucrats get out of their way. It takes only 50 cents to push that program dollar through DSM, about 30 cents through a local govt, and 8-15 cents through a well-operated NGO. Figures; yet, everyone runs to Washington as if it were a money tree watered by some taxpayer other than themselves - like Crankygrandma, for example. It's waste compounded.

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Mar-13-13 9:17 AM

Instead of going to Washington and begging for the tax money of the nation. Why don't we keep our own tax monies at home and use them for unneeded projects. Makes more sense to me. Why should other peoples pay for our glitzy projects??

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