15 May 2008

Good Money after Bad

The Congress, in its infinite stupidity, has allocated $170 million to salmon fishing communities "ruined" by the closure of salmon fisheries on the West Coast. As I said here, they contributed to their own downfall (silly dams, etc. did as well), and this payment makes no sense. If the $170 million is not used to permanently retire those fishermen, the Congress will find itself to have created a new entitlement.