If some of your friends are political cranks, then you know the argument.
Goes like this: Your town spends, say, $600 providing a “get your picture taken with Santa” event for the local kids. Hopefully, they do it at Christmas
“Great,” your crank buddy says. “The whole freakin’ city is fallin’ apart, and Mayor McCheese is playin’ with Santa. That $600 could be spent helping to get drugs out of the city.”
The idea is that ANY money spent on ANYTHING other than simple education, minimal road repair and cops, lots of cops, is a waste.
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