Doug Ross Has an interesting graph showing Obama’s budget… now see if you can find the cut in this picture… (can’t find it go to Doug Ross’s site, he has a detailed view, zoomed in over 10x and you start to see a minute sliver).
So when you hear BIG numbers, you might want to compare it to the other BIG numbers. Political speak is designed to make things sounds wonderful or horrible depending on their agenda. So listener beware, look at every detail.
PS.. from Rasmussen Reports:
In 1954, the average new house cost just over $10,000, a new car was under $2,000, gasoline was less than 30 cents a gallon, and you could buy a magazine for 20 cents. That was also the last time that government spending in America declined from one year to the next. Only 60% recognize that government spending has increased every year since Eisenhower’s first term in office. Eight-out-of-ten Americans alive today have never lived through a year when government spending declined.
What if government spending stayed in line with population and inflation. Spending should be approximately $1.2 trillion (in 2010) vs $5.2trillion.