The power in Washington, D.C., nickel and dimes those who pay federal taxes to death with the slow kill. And billions spent are senseless, reckless: $140,000 to study pig feces in China? $100,000 on a video game about aliens saving planets from climate change? $88,000 to send the comedy show, Make Chai, Not War to India? $55,000 on a study to find the link between immaturity and heavy drinking in your 30s?
[What’s next? Will] Mayor Bellamy give a $500,000 tax break to a company moving here that will be opening an experimental sky diving school that will use no parachutes. Well ... how far off would that be from the federal govern- ment’s actions? Mayor Bellamy would be the laughing stock on run out of town.
And we Americans wonder how we are $16.5 trillion in debt.
— Fuller Moore