Saturday, September 27, 2008

Budget, Rediculous, Crisis, Ludicrous, Debt, Stupendous.

It's extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can't find $25 billion dollars to save 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases. - Bono

Leave it to a rock star to put it all in perspective.

The national debt is incredibly large. When Bush showed up, the debt was being paid down.

The government is enormous. Bush campaigned on smaller government and then made it larger than ever before, at a rate greater than ever before.

Christians are commanded by Jesus to care for the poor. Bush lowered taxes for the rich. McCain wants to do it even more.

The latest spending bill has slipped under the radar due to the Wall Street mess. It's $634 billion if it slipped under your radar too. Yeah, just like that stupid bailout plan. Do you people understand how much a billion dollars is? Do you understand that a billion is a thousand millions? Do you understand that a trillion is a thousand billions? That's a million millions. Do you understand that the national debt is going up at a rate of around $30,000 per SECOND? Do you know that it's already at nearly 10 trillion dollars? Let me write that out for you with a few zeros. That's $10,000,000,000,000. Do you understand that each and every one of the Americans reading this owes over $30,000 on that bill? Three people in my house nearly equals the entire cost of my house for crying out loud. At normal tax rates, how long is that going to take you to pay off?

I want you to look at something.

Do you see what "trickling down" does to the debt? Do you see what Reagan republicans do? Do we really need another "tax cuts for the rich" republican in the White House? Do you see what happens when we let rich people for rich people run the show?

How long do we put up with this?

I can't run my house this way. Why should the federal government be able to do it?

Reagan Republicans obviously either have no understanding of how economics works, or they play it to their own benefit and ideology.

I'm done with it.


1 comment:

Micah Lietzke said...

I don't think that our countries debt goes up that fast I mean we are in a big hole right now but the counter on your blog for national debt seems a little too unrealistic. Just saying