My Trillion Cents...

Oh wait - that's supposed to be "My Two Cents".  The word "trillion" is on my brain with all this federal budget talk of late.  

Let me get this straight - the budget that our President is proposing will put us in $1.845 trillion this year?  Can that even be called a budget?  I'm no economist.  In fact, I have a hard enough time trying to deal with our family's personal financial plan sometimes.  That said...I've always thought of a budget as a plan to spend the available money.  Notice the word "available", please.

Dictionary.com gives several meanings for the word "budget".  One of them is: "A systematic plan for the expenditure of a usually fixed resource, such as money or time, during a given period."

Yep, it seems that even the dictionary considers money a fixed resource. In fact, there was a time when I thought Obama had a similar philosophy about what a budget should be.  I guess the days of campaign promises are over and we're seeing the real Obama now.  So much for our "New Era of Responsibility" and "Renewing America's Promise."

So if a budget is a plan to spend available money, I don't think we should be calling Obama's plan a budget.  What should we call it? 

How about "Obama's plan to go frighteningly deep in to debt."

Or maybe "Obama's plan to spend all I want - I'll print more."

Oh, I know..."Obama's plan to make it look like he's fulfilling campaign promises...except the 'reduce the national debt' one."

Hee Hee - this is fun!

Here's another: "I'm the president darn it, and I'll do whatever I please" Budget.

Ooo, how about "I'm handsome, I'm not Bush, I can charm your pants off.  Now please give me your money without concern for the future.  What?  You are concerned for the future?  No need to worry cuz I'M KING OF THE WOOOORRRLLLLDDD!" Budget.

Or "Good thing I have a plan to create jobs (that may or may not work) because by the end of my presidency, we'll need lots of great paying American jobs since every American will need to pay a 60% income tax rate to pay for my nifty new "budget"" Budget.

Or maybe even "I have a plan - I'll just go ahead and destroy our country before all those newly released terrorists come and do it for us" Budget.

Okay, I'll stop.  He is my President, and I'm called to pray for him even if I do think he's off his rocker.  So I'll pray.  I'll also write to my representatives to let them know that I do not support Obama's plan.  I hope you'll do the same.


Lisa  – (3/27/2009 06:31:00 AM)  

PREACH IT!! You're writing what I'm thinking...it's all so crazy.


do you watch Glenn Beck on Fox News?

Sheila  – (3/27/2009 07:24:00 AM)  

I laughed, but it does make me so sad. What is most frightening to me is how few people seem to recognize this.

Mel  – (3/27/2009 11:40:00 AM)  

You are a woman after my own brain!!!

Craig and Bethany  – (3/29/2009 09:22:00 AM)  

I just can't believe how all this insanity is completely glossed over by the mainstream news. The double standard compared to the treatment of President Bush is astounding. Do people really understand what Obama is doing? I am continually thunderstruck by his gall in pretty much every arena from budget, to embryonic stem cell research, to abortion at home and abroad, to mandated preschool...as the quote goes, "I have not left my country, my country has left me."

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