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Financing education is smart

Bill Millovitsch (June 6) and Thomas P. Hanley (May 22) seem to think that nothing in the U.S. Constitution permits the use of federal funds “to support citizens’ educational pursuits.” On the contrary, Article I, Section 8 expressly gives Congress the power to collect taxes and other revenues to provide for the general welfare of the United States.

Many would argue that an educated citizenry does more for the general welfare than do farm subsidies that artificially lower the cost of high-fructose corn syrup for our soft drinks.

Roy Johnson


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