Government Levies Protect Cultural Icons from Disappearing

Government Levies Protect Cultural Icons from Disappearing

note taken by Marshall Mayer on May 21, 2010 at 2:30 PM at 1993 North Water Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA

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Marshall Mayer
Marshall Mayer says:
Aug 22, 2022 03:34 PM

The Mississippi River is constrained as it rushes by the bootheel of Missouri. Nobody would be from here—cultural icon or not—if it were not for the government levees. Those levees were built and are maintained by the federal government as a result of a democratic process that includes levying taxes and administering programs to protect public safety. Right wing politicians have long sought to delegitimize the federal government mainly because they don't like paying taxes for programs that don't distinguish between beneficiaries, i.e., there are "deserving" (rich, white and male) and "undeserving" (everyone else) beneficiaries.

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