Suicide Prevention Isn't Painless


Think you can really convince the federal government to stop wasting your money on useless and/or inappropriate crap, so that it might focus on stuff that matters? Here's a non-newsworthy item I heard on the radio this morning that suggests such efforts are Quixotic at best—Congress has just given $400,000 to the state of Nevada for teen suicide prevention.

Not that $400,000 can buy you much more than a few gold-plated sandbags, but a mindset that doesn't blink at spending national money on local issues of zero national import is one that will, by definition, waste your money on useless and/or inappropriate crap.