Okay, I'm done with the pictures from the weekend, so here is the one showing the aftermath of people tossing bagels at the waterfowl. After taking another look at the picture, I can only conclude that those people are crazy. You could feed a small village with that many bagels! Isn't there a homeless shelter or soup kitchen that could make better use of the bagels than just throwing them in the lake?
From Whiskey and Gunpowder: The Sorry State of U.S. Government Accounting Practices
Here's the executive summary:
1. Including Social Security, Medicare, and other benefits/obligations, the Federal Government is $46 Trillion in the hole. There is no easy fix to get out of this one.
2. The Federal Government's financial reporting is shoddy, so it could be worse than that.
3. The aging population is going to do a number on Social Security and Medicare.
4. The bagel waste problem doesn't sound so bad any more. :)