> You complain about debts and deficits but offer no suggestions > as to what our government should actually do in terms of these > very real questions of revenues and spending..
I just caught the tail end of this (i.e. I haven't gone back and read what lead up to this), but this comment reminds me of something I was thinking about recently but was too busy at the time to post.
School lunches ... Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to just give every student a lunch for free, absorbing the cost ($300 to $500 per year, I would guess) into the over 20 times the cost of educating each student per year? No free lunch forms to fill out (huge savings of work for parents), no bureaucracy devoted to administrating free and reduced lunches (one wonders whether this alone might pay for it), and no bureaucracy devoted to reporting and documenting and regulating and everything else involving free and reduced lunch programs (this too might be enough to pay for it, let alone eliminating both bureaucracies).