From The Anti-Media:
August 11, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) Republican Senator Paul Sanford of Alabama recently made a desperate move to solve the state’s budget crisis by setting up a crowdfunding fundraising page on GoFundMe to beg for donations.
In the fundraiser page Sanford recently set up, he claims his maneuver is intended to avoid raising taxes, which seems like a potential outcome if the goal of the fundraiser is not met. Hysterically, the goal of the fundraiser is $300 million dollars.
“The State of Alabama is experiencing tight financial times and needs your help. Legislators are debating possible financial solutions but are finding that Raising Taxes are not wanted by the citizens of Alabama. Rather than have the Government come after your hard earned money you can now send an amount that fits your budget, even request where your money be used…You can determine what functions of Government are a priority to you.”
The comments are an interesting read. In one post a commenter writes:
“I see a lot of GoFundMe and other crowdsourcing requests. They are usually for disabled children or adults to cover moving, transportation or medical expenses. Sometimes people will be asking for help with a funeral, a new invention, or a short film. The state of Alabama has already taken 30 years of taxes from my paychecks, including 10 years…