A Government Version of Tithing
Today’s been a bit of catchup, for me, as a means of remaining productive despite an utter lack of motivation. But I just had to break my rainy-day malaise to note this odd phenomenon, during a recession (emphasis added):
In a surprisingly suspenseful vote, the Senate cleared a key parliamentary hurdle yesterday on a huge spending bill for almost half the federal government, a measure that increases funding for the agencies it covers by an average of 10 percent.
If America doesn’t manage to begin cutting its government in the near future, we should focus our efforts on changing the country’s name. That way we can still speak of things like “the American spirit” and “the American dream” with some degree of intellectual clarity.