I do think there are a lot of ideas here
worth seriously considering, even if they need some adjusting. But there's one very simple way this country could have been saving, and could start money on, and that's to STOP fighting UNNECESSARY wars!
Why this concept seems so hard for the frightened sheeple majority amongst us to grasp is a sad statement on our current reality.
Imagine if even half of the money spent on Iraq and Afghanistan went to developing smarter and more efficient means of detection, and went to expanding our intelligence apparatus, and went to foreign development and education in means not of welfare, but of meaningful support systems.
This is the difference between investing and gambling; the former rewards more often, the latter rarely rewards.
Posted By Jake Barlow to The Low Bar
at 11/18/2010 05:52:00 PM