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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Politics: Obama's budget cut put into perspective.
You report that President Obama today "challenged" his cabinet to "cut the budget by $100 million" ("Obama to Cabinet: Cut $100 Million from Budget," April 20). What courage. A President who proclaims the importance of making "hard choices" calls upon his government to trim away a whopping one thirty-six-thousandth of its projected expenditures for the year - or, alternatively reckoned, one twelve-thousandth of its projected budget deficit.
To put this budget "cut" in perspective, suppose that the typical American family, earning $50,000 annually, plans this year to run a budget deficit proportionate to the deficit that Uncle Sam will run. Such a family would plan to spend $75,000.
This family would declare - surely with much fanfare - that it will reduce its planned expenditures for the year by $2.08!
Who would take such a gesture to be anything other than audaciously insulting sarcasm by the chronically irresponsible?