By Doug Newman
September 23, 2008
No, I am not going to try and calculate how many years would equal 700 billion seconds or how many miles tall a stack of 700 billion $1 bills would be.
Let me just lay three thoughts on you.
1) That is $2333 for every American. Where will this come from? Do you have $2333 between the cushions of your couch?
2) When I first started following politics seriously in 1980 Ronald Reagan was on his way to Washington saying a $600 billion government was too big and costly. For 26 of the 28 years since Reagan was elected, we have had Republican presidents and/or Republican congressional majorities.
3) Now, our "conservative" president wants to spend a sum 20% greater than this on just one aspect of the government and a totally unconstitutional one at that! He already outspends Kommunist Klinton -- aka Kim Jong-Bill -- by $1 trillion per year.
I hope I am not the only person who understands the magnitude of these numbers.
Two words: SOUND MONEY!
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