Friday, November 11, 2011

Bottles at Grand Canyon

The National Park Service had announced the ban of disposable water bottles in the park as they constitute 30 percent of the trash there. A similar ban is in place at Zion. Coca-Cola objected and the proposed ban was put on hold. Coke has political influence because it contributed $13 million to the park. This is another example of the interpenetration of private interests into government. Corporations get what they want via contributions to election campaigns and by making so-called gifts to government programs. Beware of corporations bearing gifts!

If we don't pay taxes to support public functions, we become dependent on corporations to keep them going.

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