The state of our nation's finances is past crises.
We do, however, seemingly have a few million to make sure children in Nigeria have an HIV positive muppet for their viewing pleasure. (alright, and learning)
No doubt we bought them the T.V.'s and power plants as well.
also at boing boing a very interesting link to the story of a woman who left her apartment in Paris before the war. She never returned and has since passed, and the apartment was opened revealing very neat items including a painting valued at 2+ million.