This is from an email someone sent to friends who have apparently circulated it widely on the internet:
I’m going to bite the bullet, too!!!! Will you join me!
President Obama ordered the cabinet to cut $100,000,000.00 ($100 million) from the $3,500,000,000,000.00 ($3.5 trillion) federal budget.
I’m so impressed by this sacrifice that I have 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 six cents. Yes, I’m going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that’s what sacrifice is all about.
I’ll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries – six cents worth.
Did this President actually think no one would do the math? Please send this to everyone on your list so people will understand how idiotic a $100 million cut is in a $3.5 trillion budget – ludicrous
No one who makes this pledge should feel any need to actually carry it out. Obama sure as hell won’t. In fact, why not just increase your spending by about 50%? That’s what Obama is probably going to do.
Oh, I forgot. Obama has a printing press that you don’t have so you can’t increase your spending so easily. Besides, with all the new taxes you’re going to have to pay you won’t have as much money to spend anyway.
But on the brighter side, Obama’s new taxes will tank the economy and you’ll lose your job. Then you’ll be eligible for food stamps, unemployment for life, social security disability, and a free Obama phone. All that will add up to about 25% of what you were making before, but you’ll be able to sleep in till noon everyday and go down to the corner tavern to play pool in the afternoon. A great life awaits!