Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The 2010 Federal Budget Will Buy You:

Everything produced in Italy in 2008.

A refund for everyone defrauded by Bernie Madoff.

The International Space Station.

An electric car for Every 16- and 17- year old in the US
and all the oil in Saudi Arabia,
the Big Dig, Boston’s money pit tunnel,
and funding for the $4b human brain map.
All the tea in China, plus,
the treasures of King Tut’s tomb and
an Upper East-Side Condo on 94th St.

An MP3 download from iTunes for everyone in the US ~and~
the Holy Grail of baseball cards: a mint condition 1909 Honus Wagner.

All this, and even more, for the coming year’s Federal budget (more than your household’s) of $3,550,000,000,000. (credit: Newsweek)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm reminded of the old saying, "A few billion here - a few billion there - and pretty soon we're talking real money." I'll add a little social commentary, too. And still we have elderly eating cat food, and we still have people who must decide if they will heat or eat, and still we have people who cut their medication in half or stop taking it all together so that they can make ends meet. Our federal budget - in this light - is absolutely obscene.

May 22, 2009 10:33 AM  

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