As if you didn’t already know, the government is really good at wasting your money.
Today, Barry Bonds, the roided up former San Francisco Giant who sits atop Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list, was sentenced to probation and house arrest today.
This, after lying to a grand jury, and having Federal guidelines dictate he spend more than a year in jail.
But, since the key word in that last sentence is “Federal,” the guidelines don’t mean squat, and Mr. Bonds is going to spend a month confined to his mansion (in Beverly Hills or Malibu no doubt) and get two years probation.
Estimated costs for this circus of a trial are between $60-75 million dollars.
This is a baseball player who lied about using steroids (as part of a larger investigation aimed at illegal drug trafficking), to protect his legacy in baseball.
And we just spent $60 million to put him on probation for two years.
Somehow, people still wonder how we could be a country full of the richest, smartest people in the world and still be broke as a nation.