I received this email a week ago and it further demonstrates government’s inability to act responsibly. More examples of clueless and pathetic antics abound. Another excellent example of numbers as it applies to money can be found here. What does a trillion dollars look like? You’ll see. The quoted email below just shaves some zeros off and demonstrates the level of chicanery exercised by our political leaders.
Took ‘em long enough to come up with a budget???
Income: $2,170,000,000,000 (2.17 Trillion)
New Debt: $1,650,000,000,000 (1.65 Trillion)
Amount Cut: $38,500,000,000 (38.5 Billion) – about 1% of
the total budget.Harry Reid is calling this a “historic amount“. The President said it
is a “historic deal”. John Boehner simply said, “We’ve come to an
Let’s Put This In Perspective. It helps me to think about these
numbers in terms that I can relate to.
Let’s remove nine zeroes from those numbers and pretend this is a
monthly household budget for the fictitious Jones family.
Amount of money the “Jones`s” family spent this month: $3,820
Total income for the “Jones`s” family this month: $2,170
Amount of new debt added to the credit card this month: $1,650
Outstanding balance on the credit card:
$14,271 (This represents our national debt).
So last week, the “Jones’s” sat down at the kitchen table and agreed
to cut $38 from their monthly budget. A historic amount!
Are You Impressed?