Alabama Senator Uses ‘GoFundMe’ to Solve Budget Issue – Proves Point on Taxation

When Alabama legislators were in a tough spot when it came to raising state revenue, the idea to raise taxes of course came up. But, state senator Paul Sanford knew that taxation was rarely the answer to anything. So, to prove a point, he set up a GoFundMe. According to WHNT:

Alabama State Senator Paul Sanford has come up with a way to make up for the $300 million budget shortfall: a GoFundMe account.

It’s been up for about four days.  As of Tuesday afternoon, August 11, the total was sitting pretty at $870.  It’s got a long way to go to make the $300 million goal.

So, not much money raised, but the story is picking up steam on the Internet.


Several people were quick to leave comments on the website.  Sen. Sanford has been responding:


“I do appreciate the comments but please realize this was to prove a point that most people do not want to pay more taxes but are for taxes when the other guy is to be taxed. “

While many think the GoFundMe was set up to actually raise 300 million dollars, it was only created to prove a point. Nobody in their right mind would expect to successfully crowdfund a state deficit.

Source: WHNT



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