Just a little sampler from the news today, with a common theme: Next time the government says it's running out of money, just remember that it still has enough money to do these things:
Click here to read about the ticket given to an 11-year-old girl for trying to save an injured bird.
Click here to read about the 4-year-old forced to shut down her lemonade stand.
Click here to read a similar story from Wisconsin.
And here for one in Georgia.
Click here to read about the public employee union that hired a private investigator to harass high school kids at their homes.
And just so you know this isn't just a recent phenomena, here is a story from 1934, when a private businessman was fined and jailed by the feds for not charging enough for his service.
Government. Yes, let's have lots more of it.
UPDATE: Just to show that Canadian government can be as stupid and money-wasting as our own, here is a story about a government health agency handing out $50,000 in free crack pipes. According to the story, the aim of the project is to "reach out to the rising number of crack cocaine smokers."NOT a parody!