Should federal money collected for harbor maintenance be used to pay for harbor maintenance? We sure think so:
As much as pundits and politicians might like to say otherwise, there is almost nothing clear-cut or straightforward about our nation’s spending problems. Managing a nation of more than 300 million people with a federal budget now approaching $4 trillion a year is a monumental task of nuance, judgment calls and hard decisions.
But sometimes the intent of government budgeting seems so heart-breakingly simple that it’s just all the more frustrating when that intent is ignored.