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Thursday, February 14, 2008

It's Our Money They Are Spending

Today, there was news about a foreign aid bill Senator Obama is proposing. According to the news accounts, the bill will cost us $845 Billion MORE than we are spending today. That means it will cost every man, woman and child in the country $2,817 EACH to pay for the Senator's bill. Think about that for a second. If there are four pepole in your family, the bill costs your family more than $10,000. Or two nice vacations to Disneyland or one year's college tuition at a state college or five year's worth of IRA contributions or the entire cost of leasing a midsize car for four years! In other words, it amounts to real money to an average American family.

If it passes, I may refer to it as the Ginormous Economic Stimulus Package since it is more than FIVE TIMES the size of our own economic stimulus package!

For you skeptics, here is my math: $845,000,000,000 divided by 300,000,000 Americans = $2,817 each.

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