Department of Agriculture

Stop giving out certain types of grant money

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Stop giving out grant money, at least temporarily, to communities and non-profits. Delaying a capital purchase for a year or two wouldn't hurt most of them. Offer low interest rate loans (1% - 3%) instead, so there is a return to the taxpayer. Encourage re-use rather than replacement. If any organization should receive grant money, it should be business start ups or expansions that create jobs. Jobs pay back grant money through payroll taxes.

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Idea No. 11974