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LET STATES FIX THE LAKES
Let me see if I understand the issue: Ohio requires federal money in order to assist its farmers to continue their ongoing efforts to reduce phosphorus leaching into Lake Erie.
Ohio needs federal money to get cities to clean up their municipal waste treatment methods, and to clean up the pollution and debris its residents have inflicted on the streams and rivers running through the state.
Ohio needs federal money to clean up rivers, bays and harbors that have been “garbaged” up through Ohio-sited industrial companies’ neglect, Ohio residents’ careless recreation, and other forms of neglect.
Got it! It ain’t our fault, and anyhow, federal money is “free.” There is some question as to whether federal money is supplied by the Easter bunny or by the tooth fairy, but it certainly doesn’t come from Ohio taxpayers, right?
Do we really need the nanny federal government to offer Ohio the carrot of our own tax money coming back to us (less “handling fees”)? Or is Ohio capable of cooperating with the other sovereign states affecting the Great Lakes in a consortium to do the right thing, and undo what we grievously did in the ... More Letters for this date...