Thread: Our new budget
February 3rd, 2003, 11:37 AM #1
Our new budget
Bush is proposing a $2.23 TRILLION budget. No judgment intended here, but just for reference, 2.23 trillion one dollar bills laid end to end would stretch out to over 212 MILLION miles. That's from the earth to a point way out past the sun.
And they're still telling me in Massachusetts that they can't afford to fund the raise they promised us in 2001.You can't fix stupidity.
February 3rd, 2003, 11:41 AM #2shahaniGuest
That sucks, man.
Not the budget.
Or lack of it.
February 3rd, 2003, 11:58 AM #3
Tell me about it. It was a good-faith negotiated contract and the former ACTING governor decided not to fund it. It was approved by the legislature and the ACTING governor herself, but then she reneged on the deal. Nice, eh? Integrity was not one of her strong points. Truthfully, I never saw ANY strong points.You can't fix stupidity.
February 3rd, 2003, 12:46 PM #4
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Yeah, I've been told before, "Instead of a promotion you'll only be not getting a raise this year." I keep praying for the economy to bounce back.A+, MCP, MCDST, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, Sonicwall CSSA
February 3rd, 2003, 01:34 PM #5
To look at this another way; if you spent $1 million per minute, it would take you 4.24 years to spend that much money.
It is also equivalent to $7,685 for every citizen of the US.
Hmmm. Just about what my raise would have been.
Last edited by M_Six; February 3rd, 2003 at 01:43 PM.You can't fix stupidity.
February 4th, 2008, 12:55 PM #6
Over 3 TRILLION for his last hurrah.
But not to worry... we'll have a surplus by 2012. Assuming amongst other things in the budget; that we only spend $70B in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009 and $0 in 2010-2012.
Remember the whole "the tax cuts will stimulate the economy and we'll have budget surpluses" line of bullshit that was shoveled back then?
February 4th, 2008, 01:11 PM #7
No, the problem now is that the tax cuts have not been made permanent! You see, it's the uncertainty that is dragging down the economy. (At least, that's the line as I understand it, lol.)
February 4th, 2008, 05:12 PM #8
Does America deserve better? People scoff at corruption and tag it as "conspiracy theories", as though corruption were a myth. They give the same label when blatant media filtering or bias is exposed. We don't read the ingredients in our food, or the origin of our purchases. We pretend that a deficit combined with a debt is anything other than bankruptcy, and that only the "other side" of the political isle tells lies.
America is getting what's coming to it's pathetic, apathetic, irrational ass. Sold like slaves.
Last edited by SiliconJon; February 4th, 2008 at 08:45 PM. Reason: spelling fixed
February 4th, 2008, 09:54 PM #9
If you REALLY believe that, you'd move to a nice safe place like Nicaragua.
But then maybe you're just blowing smoke...
February 4th, 2008, 10:58 PM #10
I prefer the phrase "letting off some steam" - it seems more accurate to the matter at hand.
February 5th, 2008, 12:58 PM #11Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
February 5th, 2008, 01:51 PM #12
A good, accurate read by my accounts.
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