Friday, January 18, 2013

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

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 this year: $16,500
Outstanding balance on the credit card: $162,710
Total budget cuts so far: $385

I don’t know whom to credit for this, but it sure brings things into perspective…