Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Government fundraising

Place ads on government Internet sites in order to raise money
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The U.S. is the world's largest debtor nation. Federal debt equals 53 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. The Federal Reserve, General Motors, Chrysler, bailed out banks, state lotteries and other such private and public groups could advertise on whitehouse.gov, and other government websites, as a means to raise money for the government.

The concept is applicable to any country with government websites.

Sunstone, Jan 15 2010

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       Yes!
Mustardface, Jan 16 2010
  

       On the surface this seems a good idea. Thing is, advertising is bad nkay?   

       So governments team up with google? Now I do not believe there is such a thing as a democratic government in this world, but to just hand it all over to google? No thank you. -   

       (I realise your idea did not state to hand all world power over to google, but I think that is what your idea, if implemented, would lead to.)
zeno, Jan 16 2010
  

       we'll hold a bake sale when your house catches fire. might raise enough money to get one or two hoses running, might even get a ladder truck rescue if your house burns slowly enough.
WcW, Jan 16 2010
  

       On the plus side, the baked potatoes are really good. Nothing tastes quite like a potato baked in the embers of a real fire.   

       Did anyone bring any crumpets ? Pass the toasting fork ...
8th of 7, Jan 16 2010
  
      
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