The news is filled with articles about our national debt being in trillions and that our kids already inherited about $40,000 in national debt even before they were born.
Then we read about wars costing billions. Just recently in the May 27 newspaper we have about 9 million deficit in education budget. More teachers are just hoping that they will not be among those that will be layed off for the next school year. Middle income families are starting to send their kids to private schools in increasing numbers. Faith in public school system is slowly going down. Homelessness and unemployment rates are not really decreasing significantly.
A few days ago, we read about a 1.8 million budget going to highway signs. This is justified and I quote "because an accident caused by an outdated or misplaced sign has the same liability as an accident caused by a pothole in the road". Nothing against the person who said this but "REALLY "? They would rather have nice fonts in the highway signs than repair potholes or crumbling bridges as some people suggested.
Do people in the higher ups and the decision makers on where the money should go live in a different planet from those who are being layed off, driving in potholes or crumbling bridges, unemployed and homeless? Is the national debt just going up higher and higher since we would rather keep the "we are a rich country" facade? Should our priority be in wearing Gucci, carrying Louis Vuitton even when we are up in our eyebrows in debt?