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The federal government's $223 billion budget deficit for February is the largest one-month budgetary shortfall in the history of the country. The annual deficit is $1.6 trillion. The federal government is over $14 trillion in debt. Federal spending has doubled over the last decade. Our government is borrowing 40 cents of every dollar it spends. We owe China about $843 billion. Our state governments are another $1.16 trillion in debt. Our local governments are another $1.7 trillion in debt. We have enormous unfunded future entitlement commitments that we have no idea how to pay for.
In spite of all this, Democrats across the country are arguing AGAINST budget cuts at both the federal and state levels. And they are SERIOUS. You couldn't make up something as nuts as what Democrats are actually saying. Nobody would believe it. Why do we continue to take them seriously ? Well, I don't, but lots of people apparently do. Why ? Is there some mass hypnosis taking place that has convinced people Democrats are somehow making sense ? Has our water supply been drugged with Fiscal Delusion Juice, or what ? This country is going down the tubes financially, drowning in debt, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is crying about losing funding for a cowboy poetry festival in Nevada, for chrissake. And he's the freaking SENATE MAJORITY LEADER. What kind of insane, out-to-lunch leadership is THAT ??? Listen to clown Reid complain about the GOP's meager proposed spending cuts:
"The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1,, eliminates National Public Broadcasting...It eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts. These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist".
ARRRRRRRGGGHHHHH !!!!!! I can't listen to this nonsense any longer. We're FOURTEEN FRICKING TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT PEOPLE !!!!!!!! Hello ? Anyone awake in Donkeyville ? Anyone ? Or is it just other jackasses like Harry Reid in there ?
H.R. 1 cuts $57 billion in federal spending. That's $57 billion out of a federal budget that is about $3.7 trillion, and remember, the annual deficit is $1.6 trillion. H.R. 1 barely scratches the surface. These cuts are meager, but Donkeyville is against almost all of them. Senate donkeys countered with spending cuts of $6 billion. That's $6 billion out of a $3.7 trillion or so federal budget. I can't cite the exact FY2011 federal budget for you, because the former Donkey-led Congress never created one. They couldn't be bothered to do their jobs. Maybe they were all too busy attending the cowboy poetry festival and it slipped their minds. Who knows. Here's the second highest ranking Ass in the Senate, the honorable Senator Dunk Dobbin, or Dirk Diggler, or something like that, commenting on the proposed Donkey spending cuts:
Sen. [Dick] Durbin of Illinois, the second-ranking Democrat in the chamber, said the $6 billion proposal, released Friday, has “pushed this to the limit” on domestic spending. That comment stands in sharp opposition to a House Republican bill containing an additional $57 billion in cuts below 2010 spending.
I'm so happy that Senator Dick "pushed this to the limit" to come up with those whopping $6 billion in cuts. That must have taken a lot of work, at least ten minutes worth. I hope Senator Dick didn't miss a coffee break or anything. I assume the Donkey cuts spared the cowboy poetry festival, which would apparently be cuts way past the limit. I mean, c'mon, we're talking about cowboys...AND poetry. That's obviously an essential government service, and anybody who says otherwise is an extremist Tea Partyin' racist wingnut who only cares about the rich (I gotta get that printed on a t-shirt one of these days).
Just think, after the Donkeys push themselves to the limit and implement their $6 billion in spending cuts, our $1.6 trillion deficit will shrink way, way down to....still $1.6 trillion. Thanks, Senator Dick. Thanks, Senator Harry. If only the Donkeys had a Senator Ballz, the imagery would be complete. Too bad. Maybe Al Franken can play the part. He's already pretending to be a Senator.
And don't forget, President Donkbama just proposed a ten-year budget that INCREASES spending by $200 billion next year. When those Donkeys push themselves to the limit on spending cuts, they really go all out, don't they ? I don't want to put too much heat on the President though. I know he has that big party planned for tonight to watch the Chicago Bulls play the Charlotte Bobcats. I don't want harsh his mellow before the game. First things first. The NBA is fan-tastic. Obama's all about winning, and also "bi-winning", as Mr. Sheen would say.
Hey, seeing as how a donkey is an ass, and a budget deficit is a budget hole, and the Donkeys don't want to cut spending to reduce the size of the budget hole....wouldn't it be appropriate to call our federal budget deficit the Ass Hole ? Or would that be politically incorrect ? Let's ask Senators Harry and Dick, not that they have any balls.