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Budget humor: Rename trust funds?



In Senate General Government appropriations, there was a discussion about whether someone could donate to trust funds to replenish them, say for marine animals, and whether such a contribution would be tax deductible.

Sen. Chairman Carey Baker said he didn't know why anyone would donate to a trust fund, knowing there's a good chance the money would go for something else.

"Where's the trust?" asked Sen. Steve Oelrich.

"We should, maybe, consider changing the names of those to ... the 'not-as-trusting' trust funds?" Baker said.


[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:11pm]


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