A billion here, a billion there…

A friend sent the following web site address. It’s interesting how we can justify bailing ourselves out of a foreign mess, but we can’t help our own states when necessary. As the site states, “$87 billion is more than all of the states’ current budget deficits, combined. $87 billion is more than twice the amount we’re spending on Homeland Security.” Please note that this was originally posted in 2003. If we knew then what we know now, would we have considered this expenditure justifiable?

Crunchweb: $87 billion