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house Bill H.R. 391

Should Young Emerging Leaders Get Grant Funding In Honor of Muhammad Ali?

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Muhammad Ali dedicated his life to promoting justice through peace and understanding; these grants would allow organizations with the same goal of working toward a better world to continue to help others.

tea's Opinion
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03/14/2015
Say what you will about Ali; you either love him or hate him. But let's disregard the name of the bill for a second and just focus on what it actually DOES. This bill would go towards fostering leadership development of young people around the world. That is important. Contrary to popular belief, what happens abroad actually does have a significant effect on us. Do we want more Assads in the world, or more Mandelas?
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bruceeggum's Opinion
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03/26/2015
Rewwarding young leaders is important so they feel what they are doing is acceptable. Mohammad Ali cast a grand example and his grants carry this on.
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Tommy's Opinion
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03/10/2015
We are a global citizen and global improvement will improve this country. We need educational improvement to be a priority in this country . Campaign finance reform could level the playing field for all candidates, make running and holding office easier and cost efficiet. Savings could be picke up as taxes and invested in education as well as infrastructure, middle income, national mprovement generating more tax revenue.
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Argument opposed

Why is this funding only going toward fostering the growth of young leaders abroad? Let’s keep the funding within the country and encourage the development of young leaders in the U.S.

ThomasParker's Opinion
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05/23/2015
The government just loves to promote bills with emotional basis. If this bill wasn't supposedly in honor of Ali, almost no one would support it.
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Allen 's Opinion
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06/10/2016
Reduce spending, reduce spending, reduce spending!
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ark4162's Opinion
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03/14/2015
All grants of any kind for anything should be handled privately. The government has no business in it. I only want my money spent on things that are absolutely vital to the survival of the country and not a penny spent on anything else.
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    Say what you will about Ali; you either love him or hate him. But let's disregard the name of the bill for a second and just focus on what it actually DOES. This bill would go towards fostering leadership development of young people around the world. That is important. Contrary to popular belief, what happens abroad actually does have a significant effect on us. Do we want more Assads in the world, or more Mandelas?
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    The government just loves to promote bills with emotional basis. If this bill wasn't supposedly in honor of Ali, almost no one would support it.
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    Reduce spending, reduce spending, reduce spending!
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    All grants of any kind for anything should be handled privately. The government has no business in it. I only want my money spent on things that are absolutely vital to the survival of the country and not a penny spent on anything else.
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    What is it that makes people think that other people should have a right to tap into my earnings in the name of some enigmatic notion of good leadership?
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    Rewwarding young leaders is important so they feel what they are doing is acceptable. Mohammad Ali cast a grand example and his grants carry this on.
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    5 MUSD is 0.0001% of the 2016 proposed US budget. Meaning, this funding is a near guarantee to have no oversight and funds will be abused (especially if directed abroad). Though it's cause nobel and its namesake a great humanitarian, this cause is a societal issue and should be supported by the community, not a government. Ali was great without such a bill; we should strive for the same.
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    Work up for yourself, by yourself just like he did!
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    Since when are we so rich that we can afford to give grants to help young emerging FOREIGN leaders? How about using this "spare cash" to pay down our national DEBT! While this may seem like a noble gesture, I'm sick and tired of Congress looking for more and more ways to spend hard-earned taxpayer dollars!! And for FOREIGNERS! We have SO MANY THINGS IN AMERICA THAT NEED TENDING TO! I'm very concerned about our aging infrastructure. I'm ESPECIALLY concerned that nothing seems to be getting done to harden our national electric grid against an EMP! Or maybe you don't think that the threat is REAL?! I suspect that we're more likely to suffer this type of attack than a nuclear attack, and an EMP attack (man made or natural) would have DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES!! Yet, I don't see people worrying about preparing for one! I imagine government installations are protected, although I'm not sure about that. But what about the rest of us?! What about our hospitals and food and medical supplies distribution systems and law enforcement agencies?! I don't like the alternative of rounding up people and putting them in FEMA camps, and that seems to be what out federal government has in mind for us! Why does our government squander our money on illegal aliens and a failed Obamacare and propping up foreign leaders and globalist agendas, rather than focusing on our homeless, jobless and dying veterans?! Why are we not seeing any REAL REFORM in our CORRUPT GOVERNMENT AGENCIES?! Democrats and RINOs LOVE these "feel good" bills and don't seem to mind wasting money. IT'S TIME WE INSIST THAT THEY WORK HARDER TO GET RID OF THE WASTE IN GOVERNMENT SPENDING, SLIM DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN GENERAL, AND ALLOCATE MONEY FOR MORE IMPORTANT THINGS THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA STRONGER!
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    Not to take anything away from M. Ali, this is another form of foreign aid. Any grants should be privately funded.
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    Not my money. Already too many things are done contrary to mandated functions.
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    Is the Five Million dollars coming out of our US government funds? If so, then no I am not for it. I'm concerned that the funds will wind up in the hands of terrorists. Also, I don't trust Secretary Kerry to make decisions for us.
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    True leaders need no help from our Congress, our people, or any politically-appointed Secretary of State. This is not the function of the federal government.
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    I feel we should be more consirend with our own wayword youth and their total education about real leadership and not control of people.
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    We are a global citizen and global improvement will improve this country. We need educational improvement to be a priority in this country . Campaign finance reform could level the playing field for all candidates, make running and holding office easier and cost efficiet. Savings could be picke up as taxes and invested in education as well as infrastructure, middle income, national mprovement generating more tax revenue.
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    Let's encourage leaders at home first
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    we need funding in the USA
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    We need to promote our country only. We spend too much time and money to other countries.
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    Muhammad Ali led his life presented himself as a citizen of the world or just the US. I feel like he would like to see this go toward the benefit of the entire world not just the US.
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