12 September 2013

On Funding

There are people we don't need.

Is the house on fire?  No.  I don't need a fireman.

Has someone broken in?  No.  I don't need a policeman.

But if the house is on fire or I am locked in the back room, I damn sure need me some fire and police response!

Yet we habitually underfund these organizations to the point where they barely function doing the things we want done.

I notice that we're unquestioningly funding a large group of people we'll never need.

What's that old bumper sticker?  "It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need and the Army has to hold a bake sale to buy a tank!"

How about:

"It will be a great day when our fire departments have all the money they need and welfare people have to work to buy ANYTHING."  I think it's especially apt because I've noticed a trend towards the people most likely being on welfare are also the largest consumers of emergency services.

Double irony, a working person who is no longer on welfare actually generates revenue!

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