From a reader:
7:45 pm on June 7, 2018 Email Laurence M. Vance
I was buying a coffee at an airport this week, and the price was $4.94. I handed the woman behind the counter a $5 note, and she asked me if I’d like “to round up, to donate the balance to feed the soldiers who come through the airport.” I told her “No, I’d rather you keep the change.” I had three immediate thoughts. First, US soldiers are already the recipients of a portion of my income taken without my consent; why would I want to voluntarily give up more of it for their benefit? Second, US soldiers go abroad to murder people (or provide support to those who do), and a little starvation might throw them off their game, thereby benefiting humanity. Third, who knew the troops were starving?