Word of the Day: Drainchild

Yes, I get words of the day e-mailed to me – I’m that kind of person.  So I just wanted to prepare everyone because you’ll likely be seeing a lot of today’s word, “drainchild” in future posts.  From Alpha Dictionary/Dr. Goodword, a drainchild is:

An innovative idea that would be a brainchild except that it drains funds or other resources from where they could otherwise be useful or, as one wag put it, “a tiresome nagging brainless idea that sucks money out of a corporation”.

Substitute nation, city, or state for the word “corporation” in the above definition, and here’s an example of possible usage:

California is broke and Governor Moonbeam wants to raise taxes, yet somehow he believes there’s enough money for the state’s latest drainchild, high speed rail.

It’s a great word.

About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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