We should be careful, to make sure USA doesn't turn into USSA ;) The current path we're on isn't looking well, we're quickly moving into the rubicon territory with the current levels of debts & deficits.
I'll put it to you this way. If you were earning $5k/mo and you had $75k in debt, while spending $6k/mo (which would explain the level of debt there) - spending MORE money will NOT ever get you out of the mess you're in. One doesn't need to be an economics professor to see how this works. We keep spending more than we have coming in... although my word 'more' in this case has a completely different level of such. Nobody ever climbed out of debt by spending more money... there's zero reason to believe that somehow current policy of such will do so.
I agree with you about some charities being wasteful & using the money for marketing purposes to a large degree and for paying for admin costs... but private charities are funded by people like you and I voluntarily. The government simply takes the money whether we like it or not and spends it carelessly. That's a big difference between the two approaches. If some private charity does something wrong - neither you nor I contribute any longer and they will simply die. That's NOT an option with the government collection and/or distribution. You're not comparing apples to apples here.
We have many problems, fiscally, politically, in foreign policy and we're NOT currently doing anything to solve these appropriately. I'm glad the guy got a chance to be the first in history to hold the office... and give it a shot. After 5 years, looking at the results of what was done & where we're going - clearly we need to change direction. You said to give some of these a chance - we can't bankrupt the country and then wake up, but that's where we're heading with the current state of affairs.
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