quote:Do we (Western society) have any sense of morality at all about our fellow man? How can we sit in our houses, drive our SUV's, and get fat while most people on Earth are a meal or two away from starvation?
You need morals first and I think everyone agrees that most politicans have none. It's hard for the "every day" working man/woman to look beyond their front yard as they/we are too busy keeping our head above water and trying to give our children/family the good things in life. Most of the middle class do give to some sort of charity, but its obvious its not enough.
The geeks, boobs and crooks in the positions off power can just as easily allocate money to a worthy cause as they do to giving themselves a raise or pushing money to a BS cause such as "who in sports is on steroids"?
I wonder how far the money wasted on this special commission could really go to helping people in our back yard?