Bingo! Exactly! Even more, some of the "problems" we have here on earth, you could pour *trillions* into and they'd still not be solved!
I still go back to my contention that when the funding fathers laid out our system of government, they didn't intend for the ignorant to have as great a voice as the intelligent - hence the Electoral College. If we keep catering to the lowest common denominator, that's where we'll end up, at the lowest common denominator. Certainly everyone has their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but we have to keep in mind that there are often
(not always) God-given, fundamental differences between the students in my engineering classes and the homeless people in the park across the street, and no amount of $'s is going to get some
(not all) of those guys to hold a regular job, so instead, spend the $'s on the engineering students...
Soap box off...