Sunday, April 10, 2011

Congersman Frog Does The Math

Congersman Frog (sic)

The guvmint dint shut down after all; Congers chickened out. I don't know how big the budget is, but it's probably three or four trillion dollars. The big giant enormous compromise that allowed the damfoolidjit Republicans to save face, pass the (ahem) "compromise" budget and avoid shutting down the guvmint was a ginormous $38.2 million bucks.

Got that? $38.2 million bucks were cut out of the $4 trillion budget. Gosh. If we divide $38,200,000 by $4,000,000,000,000 dollars, that's a gigantic whopping 0.000955% saved! No egg on those bowties!  

"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money." — U. S. Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (Republican, Illinois, 1951-1969)

Note: Walt Kelly's Congersman Frog (sic) is from Okeefeenokee Swamp,  courtesy Pogo.

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