With all of the wailing going on about $85 billion in cuts to a budget of $3.6 trillion, you might think that Uncle Sam runs a tight fiscal ship, spending cash only on vital national needs.
Hah, hah, hah, hah …
Even the Washington Post, which busily campaigns for higher taxes to underwrite Leviathan, is forced to admit that not every expenditure seems, er, necessary.
Along a country road in southern Oklahoma, there is a place that doesn’t make sense. It is an airport without passengers.
Or, for that matter, planes.
This is Lake Murray State Park Airport, one of the least busy of the nation’s 3,300-plus public airfields. In an entire week here, there might be one landing and one takeoff — often so pilots can use the bathroom. Or none at all. Visiting pilots are warned to watch out for deer on the runway.
So why is it still open? Mostly, because the U.S. government insists on sending it money.
Before the president insults our intelligence again by claiming that there is no spending problem, he could start by working to kill stupid grants like that for the Lake Murray State Park Airport.