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Budget cuts across the nation aren’t making it any easier for people to read. The State of the Libraries report finds that 41 states have cut funding for libraries and that doesn’t count all the reductions by local governments.  It adds up to absurdly low levels of funding.

The public Library in Washoe County, Nev., reported that it lost nearly 40 percent of its operating budget over the past two fiscal years.

Why don’t we just abolish libraries altogether?  They are run by the evil government after all.  Kids can get their books from Amazon and Barnes and Noble and if they can’t afford it, too bad. They should have thought about that before they were born to parents who didn’t have a lot of money.

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