Proud to be an american

I was inspired by my friend Fazal Majid's blog today. I was going to write a snide comment in my blog about how proud I am to be an American given our overwhelming generosity in the tsunami situation ...and more broadly, my pride in the fact that as a nation we spend 0.013% of GDP on helping people less fortunate than us.

Initially, we could only must $35MM to spend on the tsunami crisis -- when we are spending $285 million per fighter plane. Geez -- ever think about making one less fighter plane?