WHY DOES MITCH DANIELS
WANT TO INCREASE THE CRIME RATE?
The warhawks and warbloggers assure us that the couple of hundred billion it’s going to cost us to invade and occupy Iraq is really spare change in a ten trillion dollar economy. If we need to do it, we can afford to do it.
Actually, that’s right. It is, and we can. I just wish the same folks could remember that principle when it comes to other forms of government spending.
Mitch Daniels wants to save money by cutting back on literacy programs for prisoners, which more than pay for themselves in reduced recidivism. What’s his next bright idea: saving on health care costs by eliminating flu shots? Details here.