You know when you open up your browser, and your homepage is set to MSN, and you see the most eye-catching stories right there in front of you, begging you to click on them? This happens to me every single day at work. Sometimes a few times a day. And, just like they want me to be, I get sucked in. I click, and click, and click, until half and hour is gone and it dawns on me that I need to get some actual work done. You know, the kind they pay me for.
Anyways, one title caught my eye that I thought needed some commentary. The title: “Up to $1,000 a day to care for child migrants.” What a title….
Of course I clicked.
You KNOW I did….
Good lord what is happening? I thought. I don’t want to get into border or immigration issues, or even a debate about our president. But seriously, how in the hell are they spending $1,000 a day for care for one child? Are we giving them gold toothbrushes? Caviar and water crackers, perhaps? This cost of illegal immigrants is staggering!
I don’t think I could spend $1,000 a day to care for myself, even if I tried.
This speaks to the gross mismanagement of funds by our government.
You knew I was going to go there, didn’t you?
Ummmm, yeah, Cuz it’s a PERSONAL FINANCE blog.
If we ran our personal finances the way this country does, we would be in some deep s*** Let’s look at an example, shall we?
I spend approximately $55.00 a day to house, feed, and care for my family. There are three of us, but let’s say for the sake of argument that the amount is just for one person. What if we spent $1,000 a day?
We would run a $27,000 deficit every single month. This translates into more than 324,000 deficit every year.
And we wonder how our debt is up over $15 trillion…..
If $1,000 is the cost of a child, what are the adults costing us? Just a though people, just a thought….
By far my favorite part of the article is that “Federal authorities are struggling to find more cost-effective housing, medical care, counseling and legal services for the undocumented minors.”
I could save at least half of that with my eyes closed.
Why on earth can’t the government get their act together?
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