Saturday :: Jan 17, 2009

Open Thread


by Mary

I was watching Rahm Emanuel on Charlie Rose tonight and he made an interesting analogy that I didn't expect. We've all known that the Pentagon has become an infinite sink hole for American tax dollars. For decades our politics have been driven by a call to increase spending on defense so much so that it truly has been the classic third rail of politics. What Rahm said that surprised me was when he was talking to Charlie Rose about being smarter about how we spend money, his very first example was "you can't have a $200 billion cost overrun by the Pentagon when other people are being asked to tighten their belt." (my transcription)

Well, that's an encouraging sign.

Your turn now.

Mary :: 12:00 AM :: Comments (13) :: Digg It!