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Editorial: Do the math and cut back




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This information is circulating on the Internet. Thought-provoking...

We’re cutting back and you may want to also.

President Obama ordered the Cabinet to cut $100,000,000 ($100 million) from the $3,500,000,000,000 ($3.5 trillion) federal budget. I’m so impressed by this sacrifice that I’ve 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 6 cents.

Yes, I’m going to have to get by with $1,999.94, but that’s what sacrifice is all about. I’ll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries -- 6 cents’ worth.

Did this president actually think no one would do the math?

Please send this to everyone on your list so people understand how idiotic a $100 million cut is in a $3.5 trillion budget -- ludicrous!!

“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword. The other is by debt.” Attributed to John Adams, 1826
 

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