Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Get Out The Microscope

Obama just laid plans to cut $100 Million from the budget. It wasn't a joke. Really!




Did You see the dot?

Brian Riedl painted a very clear picture for us with the following:

Today, President Obama called for $100 million in budget cuts. Out of a $4 trillion in spending this year, this is the rounding error of a rounding error:

· It is 1/40,000 of the federal budget;

· It is 1/7,830 the size of the recent “stimulus” bill;

· It would close 1/1,845 of this year’s budget deficit;

· It is the amount the federal government spends every 13 minutes; and

· For a family earning $40,000 annually, it is the equivalent of cutting $1 from their family budget.

So why bother?

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1 Comments:

Blogger Applied Christianity said...

This is a great illustration. Thanks for sharing it. That $100 million is rather silly.

10:59 AM, April 22, 2009  

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