Posted: Dec 28, 2016 12:53 pm
by PensivePenny
Sendraks wrote:
PensivePenny wrote:Ahem.... Excuse me.... there's an AMERICAN in the room? Somebody does frivolous spending better than we do? That's a pretty high bar.


Meh. The UK has a far more ignominious history of wastefulness than the US. Just look at how the UK frittered away the money it got from the US in Marshall agreement post WWII.


Gotta go back 60 years do ya? :naughty:

I just checked SDI... remember that? "Star Wars?" 1983, adjusted for inflation, 72 billion dollars for a defense system that was abandoned. Just a cold war antic. Abandoned. Of course, we could argue whether or not it constitutes "waste." The US spent like 4 times as much per capita as UK! Over a trillion USD! It was our gift to ISIS... with UK help, of course.