The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 October 2005

Return on investment

Deb the Insomnomaniac has bailed out of Bosstown once and for all, and, well, it's different in North Carolina. As an example, she quotes a letter to the editor of her new local paper:

Forty years ago we had "poverty" in this country and President Johnson. 8 trillion dollars later and we still have "poverty" in this country. Just think how many tanks and bombers that could have bought.

Not as many as you'd think, given the overhead inherent in Pentagon procurement costs.

Posted at 12:00 PM to Political Science Fiction