A new poll shows that 49 percent of Republican voters believe that ACORN, an organization that no longer exists, stole the 2012 election. 25 percent of Republicans would like their states to secede from the union. And more batshit crazy from a recent poll for Republican voters, nationally.
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A central tenet of government finance is that money borrowed over the long term should be spent on projects that will outlast the debt – things like buildings, bridges or other essential infrastructure. That's not what upstate New York's Niagara County did with much of its money from tobacco bonds. Golf carts. Computers. Defibrillators. Portable radios. The money did not go toward the health care costs of smoking – as hoped by framers of the 1998 legal settlement with tobacco companies that has paid billions to states, counties and other governments.