There is a bill in Congress to pay reperations to Guam for harm suffered during World War II. Don't believe me? Go look at this link.
Not let me see if I have this straight.
Japan invaded Guam.
The US fought to free Guam.
These events took place 60 years ago.
The US is considering paying Guam for the harm sufforded when they were invaded by Japan. Today.
I wish I were making this up. If it weren't true, it would be funny.
Now, I'm not saying the the people of Guam didn't suffer during World War II. But why should we, the liberator, pay them reperations? We did them no harm. In fact, we helped them. We gave them money and lives so they could be free.
Now I'll acknowledge they probably needed help after the war was over. But that was 60 years ago. Again, why are we paying for something that happened then, now?
This is why we are running the huge deficit we are. These kind of bills need to be laughed out of Congress. We don't have an unlimited check book. And if we keep making and passing these kind of bills, we won't be around as a country much longer.
It seems every year I am getting more and more fed up by the politians in Washington and Sacramento. I truly wish there was a good way to shake up the system.