September 22, 2011

Drop the 0s...

From the email today....

U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000

Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000

New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000

National debt: $14,271,000,000,000

Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000,000



Now, remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget.



Annual family income: $21,700

Money the family spent: $38,200

New debt on the credit card: $16,500

Outstanding balance on credit card: $142,710

Total budget cuts: $385



Sorta brings the issue "home" doesn't it?

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