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July 4th, 2012
06:29 PM ET

Cash-strapped towns canceling fireworks

Some cash-strapped U.S. towns are canceling 4th of July firework celebrations. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

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  1. Mauricio

    it best, the chucrhes used to pick up the tab, care for these folks, now those folks rip off the chucrh, still get sick and have been giving jobs like the one you have.It is not my government’s duty to force me to pay your bills. Now ask it another way, which would mean you have to think, for a moment. Should a business be allowed to profit off the sickness of a human being, the death of someone, the simple answer is no, It is not about helping others, it is about how we are forced to do so. Responsibility first, to yourself, take care of yourself, then others (if you are down is difficult to help another up). Insurance is a very evil deal, it cost too much, it performs badly and it is a force ideal. Why do we need insurance at all? The fact is we need to kill the industry and you will be closer to the answer to the problem. A doctor should help anyone and most everyone will pay them to do so. HMO / PPO's are a waste.Concentrate on the bigger issue. Also not taking my money to treat your drug issues is not right (no not you, just anyone who does).Please forgive typos, two fingers and not the best at it.Thanks for your attitude, don’t agree but thanks for at least having a voice!

    July 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  2. Jim Thomas

    How many of the really big expensive big ticket items such as trips to other countries(which they claim to be so called business trips have they canceled?)I doubt if any.This country most definitly has to cut their stupid spending now,plus all of government has to be cut in at least half and I do believe we need to start with the communist EPA group.At one time they were good for our country but they are a useless bunch of clowns.There are some more of the same.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    July 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  3. gg

    just think of all that war money that was spent, on the military complex,haliburton .and building bridges and hospitals and schools in iraq could have done in america

    July 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm |

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