Friday, 19 October 2012

Depends on Your Point of View - Try Simplicity

We have long thought about doing an open lines Friday, and this is as good a time as any.   The OROGs who are into this blog have....shall we edge on those who think  the government should do something about something.   Here is one example that is simultaneously deadly serious and thoughtful and humorous:


Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:29 PM
Subject: Simplicity

This rather brilliantly cuts thru all the political doublespeak we get. It puts it into a much better perspective.

Lesson # 1:

* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $16,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's your household budget:

* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $162,710
* Total budget cuts so far: $3.85

Got It ?????

OK now Lesson # 2: Here's another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

Let's say you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighbourhood and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

What do you think you should do? ... Raise the ceiling, or pump out the crud?

Your choice is coming November 2012. It is here!!!
This was contributed by another high school chum from the class of 1877 or sometime back there.  We are all three or four hundred years old.   Last night I saw Pocahantas.  She turned me down for the Prom...and I wasted my dry cleaner's bill for my white sports coat of $0.65 and the $2.00 for the orchid and the $0.25 for the pink carnation.
     Does anybody have the number for a good crud-pumper?
El Gringo Viejo
A little blast from the past for Old McHi