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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics
is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Putting Things In Perspective - Bite The Bullet
The following was provided by a reader; the original source unknown. However, a Google+ friend John L. Sulak quoted the first part of the analogy on June 16, 2012. Not much has changed since then except for MORE DEBT.
I'm going to bite the bullet, too!!!! Will you join me!
President Obama ordered the cabinet to cut $100,000,000.00 ($100 million) from the $3,500,000,000,000.00 ($3.5 trillion) federal budget.
I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. I spend about $2,000 a month on groceries, household expenses, medicine, utilities, etc., but it's time to get out the budget cutting axe, go through my expenses, and cut back.
I'm going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio (1/35,000) of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month, I'm going to have to cut that number by six cents. Yes, I'm going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that's what sacrifice is all about.
I'll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries worth six cents.
Did this President actually think no one would do the math? Please send this to everyone on your list so people understand how idiotic and ludicrous a $100 million cut is in a $3.5 trillion budget.
"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation...
One is by sword... The other is by debt."
~ John Adams, 1826
P.S. Who do you trust more? One of the founding patriots, co-drafter and signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1st V.P serving under George Washington, 2nd President of the United States (without campaigning) and the first occupant of the White House -- or --- the liberal progressive presently occupying the White House. Tags:John Adams, reducing the debt, debt, bite the bulletTo share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the ARRA News Service. Thanks!
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