FEDERAL DATING SERVICE
I’ve read at least half a dozen blogger reactions to the proposal to spend $1.5 billion to promote marriage. Since it is among the stupidest things I’ve ever heard proposed–and I used to teach college for a living–I’m heartened to report that none of the reviews thus far has been positive.
By far the best response I’ve seen so far has been from Matt Yglesias:
Instead of allocating $1.5 billion to marriage-promotion initiatives, I think the president really ought to consider establishing a Cabinet-level Federal Dating Service or something. It could be like Friendster and a goofy reality TV show rolled into one. And it’d make a hell of a State of the Union topic: “For too long, millions of Americans have spent their Saturday nights at home, watching lame television shows. . . .”