A friend sent the following web site address. Itâ€™s interesting how we can justify bailing ourselves out of a foreign mess, but we canâ€™t help our own states when necessary. As the site states, â€œ$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.â€ Please note that this was originally posted in 2003. If we knew then what we know now, would we have considered this expenditure justifiable?