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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
President Obama released the 2011 federal budget this week. I don’t know about you, but whenever I hear the new budget figures they always make me feel better about my own personal spending.
The new budget calls for $ 3.73 trillion in spending during the coming fiscal year alone. That’s just slightly less than House Speaker John Boehner spends on tanning supplies. The tawny Speaker of the House is known for breaking into tears in public. When the budget was delivered President Obama started to cry.
One conservative online news source says that If Obama’s budget is implemented it is estimated that it will double the national debt to $ 26.3 trillion by 2021.
I won’t say the situation is bad but earlier in the day Treasury Secretary Timothy Giethner was seen standing outside the United Nations holding a placard that said “Brother, can you spare a trillion?” Rumor has it that he recently tried to get a home equity loan on the White House.
When Obama campaigned for the presidency he promised change. He didn’t make it clear that’s what he’d expect us to live on.
The 2011 federal budget is document is thousands of pages long and it cost a lot of money to print. Obama proposed that in order to reduce spending we should eliminate the budget. Instead of printing it he proposed just tweeting the highlights.
Obama unveiled his budget Monday at a middle school in Baltimore. When the students saw the size of the budget book they panicked. They thought they were going to have to carry it home in their backpacks.
The proposed budget reduces spending for the arts. Apparently the President thinks there’s already enough drama on Capitol Hill. Republicans have their own ideas about what to trim from the budget. They want to eliminate all health care for Democrats. And if that isn’t enough, they suggested eliminating all Democrats from the government.
How about that ticket fiasco at the Super Bowl? Over two thousand fans were reportedly denied access to their seats because they were unsafe. If you ask me, those seats should have been reserved for Toyota executives.
When Democratic members of Congress heard on the news Sunday that many people were losing their seats they panicked and contacted their campaign directors. The NFL is trying to make things right with the ticketholders. They’ve reportedly offered them triple the price of their ticket, guaranteed seats for next year’s Super Bowl, and singing lessons from Christina Aguilera.
Lynn Rebuck is an award-winning humor columnist whose column appears weekly in print, online, and on Amazon Kindle. Her 2011 proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes appropriations for the arts, humanities, and tickets to the 2012 Super Bowl to watch her favorite team compete. Email her at Lynn@LynnRebuck.com, follow her on Twitter and fan her on Facebook. © 2011 Lynn Rebuck