Government education will not improve until elected officials start sending their kids to public schools.
Can't we all just get along? Live and let live!
Rent the movie "Idiocracy" if you want to see our country 500 years in the future.
The government's war on drugs is financing gangs and devastating black neighborhoods. What happens when a drug dealer is arrested on a street corner in a black neighborhood and sent to prison? His girlfriend and children will not receive any more support. Taxpayers will have to pay for his attorney and court costs. The prisons will have one more mouth to feed. Another drug dealer immediately takes his place on the street corner. What was accomplished? Nothing, except the cost of government increased another notch.
The Index of Leading Cultural Indicators says that children raised by a single parent make up 71% of all adolescent substance abuse, 90% of all homeless children, and an astounding 80% of all prison inmates.
Crime will continue to rise as long as the government pays teenage mothers for having babies and for staying single. Most likely, the government will be paying for these babies for the rest of their lives because the males will end up in prison and the females will end up on welfare having more babies. The cycle continues and grows for eternity.
I think the biggest problem in Washington are the old guard politicians like McCain, Reid, Pelosi, etc. The longer a politician stays in Washington, the more corrupt they become. The old guard politicians put this country on the path to bankruptcy. It's time to clean house (and senate) in 2014. We need younger people with newer ideas running the country.
Government gets bigger. Politicians gain more power. More criminals descend on Washington to get a piece of the bigger pie. The country goes deeper in debt. Life goes on as usual until the country goes bankrupt.
Let's take a bite out of corruption in Washington by starting a war on Crony Capitalism. A good start would be by eliminating $1 trillion in loopholes from the tax code.
I assume Menendez had a happy ending. Taxpayers are getting screwed without the happy ending.