View Full Version : Interesting article about the budget deal...

Steve Lambert
04-09-2011, 08:30 PM
The headline says this...

Debt Jumped $54.1 Billion in 8 Days Preceding Obama-Boehner Deal to Cut $38.5 Billion for Rest of Year

Here's the whole article...


Big WHOOP! $38.5 WHOLE billion dollars for the rest of 2011, huh? :eyes:

The whole thing would be laughable if it wasn't so heartbreaking,


Jodi B
04-09-2011, 09:40 PM

It's like trying to empty out an ocean 1/8 of a teaspoon at a time. ::sigh::

04-09-2011, 09:57 PM
sad, isn't.

04-10-2011, 04:26 PM
Again, I think the problem is the magnitude of the $ is beyond most American's daily vocabulary. When the average person hears the news.... that they CUT $34 Billion dollars (with a B) they are impressed - that sounds like a LOT of money! It is but not even an entire drop in this HUGE bucket! :sad:

Debbie W
04-10-2011, 07:25 PM
To help you understand how BIG the deficit is take a look at this. Go to www.100digits.com Look for the page million, billion, trillion.

Jodi B
04-12-2011, 11:21 AM
This isn't even a nick while shaving.


Deb M
04-12-2011, 08:04 PM
It kind of makes me sick to my stomach. Steve would you mind if I copy your analogy of the son and the car with others? I think it is a great way to put things into perspective.

Steve Lambert
04-12-2011, 08:49 PM
Feel free Deb.