"Invest" has multiple meanings, which is why the current administration uses it often. While most people think of investing as a method of increasing wealth, the government uses it to describe methods they use to steal more money, piss it off with ridiculous programs, reward political donors, increase power through regulation or to paint lovely pictures of impossible things, such as a future society where unicorns walk through rainbow covered street; bestowing flatulence that keeps the perpetual machines running forever.
When you hear any government official using the word "invest", your butt should pucker. The government doesn't invest in anything that doesn't allow more bureaucracy and abuse of power. They're investing with your money and - in case you haven't noticed - they rarely ask for permission to take more.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.