From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2012-10-20:
"We are spending more than enough money to fight poverty but not spending it in ways that actually reduce poverty". -- Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute. According to the Cato Institute, the U.S. spends nearly a trillion dollars a year on anti-poverty measures, around $20,610 per poor person.
(submitted to the mailing list by Lynn Kisilenk)
[I doubt she reads this, but just in case: happy birthday to my sister, Maria! And for classic-rock fans, it's also Grace Slick's birthday.]