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Diane F's comments:
Basic bottom line is one of trust. If a cultural license plate is purchased with the understanding that the money will go to the arts or the salmon plate will go to support the health of the environment and the money is not used as intended it is a real breach of trust. To use the money for anything else is not only dishonest, it is a kind of fraud. I and others will be very hesitant to purchase these plates again we are just paying for a fancy plate without the funds being used for its intended use.
Government wonders why people distrust it so much and it is seemingly small decisions like this that over and over again erode that trust.
While I understand the many challenges facing government at this time it is important to keep in mind the reason for the purchase of the license plates. To use the money for any other purpose is simply betraying those who bought the plates.
posted 4 years, 3 months ago
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