Government promptly spends it on a hammer for the Pentagon.
How does something like this work? I would assume that the money would go to something holocaust related like the museum.
Surely they didn’t just dump the money into the general account.
They payed off about 0.000004367466688538% of the US debt.
I get the gesture, but what a total waste. Guess that 1/10 of a droplet can go into the military.
A wonderful example. To those wondering what happened to the money, after processing deductions, 90k of it went to a general spending fund in DC. Of The deductions, about 400K went to the governors general spending fund which went to his re-election campaign and 410k was for processing fees for the lawyer who handled the donation. I heard he used it to purchase a very luxurious oriental rug. A wonderful tribute to this great couple.
The government already has money. The money could be something to help their immidiate family.
I remember the story of a widow that had over $1 million and she willed it to the Fed. Govt. to pay down the national debt.
She could have done so much good in her community by setting up an endowment.
That moment when you give money to a hillbilly and hope he won't spend it on coke and hoes.
Everyone is shitting on the government, but they fail to think of why they think the government is bad.
Vote better, folks. Vote for politicians with integrity. (Fuck you people saying that's oxymoronic. You're part of the problem.) If there are no politicians you're happy with, sign up as a candidate, or encourage someone you believe in to do so.
The government is made of _people_. The people suck? Replace the people.
"Oh, but it's the beauracracy that's bad." Well, how the hell do you expect anything to get accomplished without some level of beauracracy? Again, beauracracy is composed of people. Pick better politicians. Have them pick better beauracrats.
Thinking things are broken and not working on solutions is the best way to make things worse and become bitter. Stop that.
Please make a movie. Or someone write a really good book, please.
I hope the government had to pay inheritance tax on it.
A great time to remind anti tax reformers that you are free to pay more than your tax bill.