I was listening to a radio talk show recently and they were discussing the money spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The point being we should get out of those countries with the extra benefit of saving billions of dollars – and here’s the rub – that we could spend on many other things.
This reminds me of an episode of Till Debt Do Us Part, a couple was helped with counseling because they were $60,000 in debt from a score of credit cards. The host made them cut up the cards and begin a plan to reform their spending ways. In return the couple received $5,000 toward their debt. Upon receipt of the $5,000 check the wife is caught on camera whispering to her husband, “we can put some of this toward that new credit card we just got.”
To be, or not to be: that is the question;
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart—ache and the thousand natural shocks.
That the flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ah, there’s the rub; – WS
To save, nay no chance: that is the lesson
Rather to spend our wants than tarry only at our needs
The ache of debt no more shall plague our hearts, but only in our dreams,
Tis nobler to print the cash and sling our troubles forward – RQ