concerned_mom_2: Investing in the citizens of the future just makes sense. It may help to break the cycle of poverty that produces children who need social services and intervention. It could also produce a society that has less violent crime, which would make us and our children safer. And it could certainly lessen our expensive and crowded prison system. Pay for prevention now because there doesn’t seem to be a cure later. It would benefit us all.
Aggie95: We have invested trillions, and it is in large part that investment which fuels this violence.
TheRattler: Those programs cost money. People just aren’t interested in paying for things that benefit everyone anymore. Why pay extra taxes to protect our future when the money can be used to stuff your face on more time at Olive Garden?