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Maybe First Graders Should Run the Government

I don’t want to get into a huge political discussion on a Friday, but I”m sure everyone is well aware of the US government shut down this week. I also don’t need to get into the reasons why in great detail, but basically, the United States government can’t seem to practice good life and financial skills that many first graders know. I’ll use my own darling 6 year old as a prime example of why maybe first graders should be running the government. We learned lots from her in kindergarten, and now, here are some recent conversations from a first grader’s point of view. Money On Tuesday morning Jim and I were discussing the government shutdown when our daughter asked a few questions. Here is that conversation. Daughter: “What is the government, Mommy?’ Me: “It’s the President and the people elected to run our country. They spent more money than they had and had to close up because they are broke.” Daughter: “Well that’s stupid. You can’t buy things if you don’t have enough money! You remember that show we used to watch? (Referring to Suze Orman before we cancelled our satellite TV) Maybe they need to watch Suze. She ...

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