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April 21, 2009

This Is The Moment...

Never mind making big enough payments to reduce the loan balance. Never mind making drastic cuts to expenditures.

We've had this debate before. The stale policies of bygone years have been consigned to the dustbin of history. What we need is fresh thinking. The answer is really very simple, you see: no need for onerous payments or spending cuts. We can just apologize for the mistakes of the Bush administration and establish a better dialog. You know, set a tone?

“None of these things alone are going to make a difference,” the president said. “But cumulatively, they would make an extraordinary difference because they start setting a tone. And so what we're going to do is line by line, page by page, $100 million there, $100 million here, pretty soon, even in Washington, it adds up to real money.”

And all you "insane" folk out there who insist on applying antiquated devices like calculators to the national balance sheet? You people need to get a grip:

Less than a week after the nationwide “tea party” protests against high taxes and government spending, President Barack Obama on Monday directed his cabinet secretaries to slice $100 million out of their departmental budgets--an amount equal to 0.007 percent of the deficit spending Obama plans to undertake in 2010.

.007 percent. One cent on the dollar would be .01. Isn't .007 percent equivalent to .00007, or .007 cents on the dollar? At this rate (at least if we set the right tone) that nasty old deficit will be paid off in no time! And the best news of all, is, we'll have plenty left over to bail out the rest of the planet!

President Barack Obama asked Congress in letters released to back an expansion of an IMF emergency fund by 500 billion dollars in a move set to widen its reach to big emerging markets.

Obama also asked Congressional leaders to approve a US contribution to the fund of 100 billion dollars, as part of the plan to swell International Monetary Fund reserves agreed at this month's Group of 20 summit in London.

I think next month when my bills come due, I'm going to pay .007 cents on the dollar. If my creditors don't like it, let them establish a dialog with me.

Because there is no problem that can't be solved by a little fresh thinking and a whole lot of fancy talk.

Posted by Cassandra at April 21, 2009 01:59 PM

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That's why this indite people from the Bush administration is in the news cycle, they are trying to change the focus from the above post. They are throwing red meat to the base. They are not going to prosecute The Bush Administration. I just wonder who is in on this Kabuki? Obama was a Senator being briefed and voting in the Senate during the Bush Administration. Obama won't let anyone investigate his participation..this is a smoke screen.


Posted by: Ree at April 21, 2009 03:38 PM

Hey I know! Let's just have a "do over", like pretend all of these debts and this silly business about who owes what just didn't happen.


Oo! We can pay for things with monopoly money or instead of money , let's pay for things with "intentions". That way so long as we intended to do something than it still counts.


I'm going to incorporate that practice at home. I understand you are hungry dear but how about this: I intended to make you dinner. I did. I thought about it quite a bit. There. Don't you feel full (of it) now? I know I sure am (full of it).


Sarcasm. Now there's a tone everyone can deal with. Much better I suppose than say, the current climate of condescension. (Say that five times fast).


current climate of condescension,


current climate of condescension,


current climate of condescension,...

Posted by: Red at April 21, 2009 03:47 PM

Red - we might get your wish if we inflate greenbacks into... monopoly money...

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at April 21, 2009 03:50 PM

"let's pay for things with good 'intentions'."

There, fixed it for ya.
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Posted by: DL Sly at April 21, 2009 04:03 PM

I tried callous indifference, but arrogant confrontation is much more fun.

Posted by: Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca the Third--but you can call me Dot at April 21, 2009 04:06 PM

Can we 'do over' the election?

You know, to set the tone?

Posted by: Cricket at April 21, 2009 04:17 PM

<sarc> Awww come on... Just be thankful that a double-precision floating-point calculation was not required to represent the budget cut.</sarc>

Posted by: Have-Sliderule-Will-Travel at April 21, 2009 05:39 PM

"...a double-precision floating-point calculation..."

Listen here, buddy, keep talkin' like that and you're gonna drive me to drink!
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Posted by: DL Sly at April 21, 2009 06:30 PM

"Listen here, buddy, keep talkin' like that and you're gonna drive me to drink!"
Wanna go in a sports car or the pickup? =8^}

Posted by: Manchurian_bubba_hun at April 21, 2009 06:43 PM

> Because there is no problem that can't be solved by a little fresh thinking and a whole lot of fancy talk.

Cass, Cass, Cass!!!

You forgot the Hot Air. EVERYTHING can be solved with a little fresh thinking and a bunch of fancy talk, and a lot of Hot Air.

Even Global Warming -- All that hot air is one reason it's getting colder, you know...

Posted by: OBloodyHell at April 21, 2009 07:22 PM

"Wanna go in a sports car or the pickup? =8^}"
Yep!
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"All that hot air is one reason it's getting colder..."

Well, yanno, if certain fling-wing, thong jockeys would keep their zippers closed.....

Posted by: DL Sly at April 21, 2009 07:29 PM

MathMom....

HEEEELLLLLPPPPP!!! I am drowning in inconsistencies and there are no rulez anymore.
Uh, why yes, it has to do with math. Why do you ask? Was it the tantrum I was throwing?

Posted by: Cricket at April 21, 2009 10:41 PM

"I think next month when my bills come due, I'm going to pay .007 cents on the dollar. If my creditors don't like it, let them establish a dialog with me."

Let me know how that works out; I could use a deal like that!

Posted by: camojack at April 22, 2009 01:28 AM

I am quite serious about the math assistance.

Posted by: Cricket at April 22, 2009 08:10 AM

...if certain fling-wing, thong jockeys would keep their zippers closed.....

...your existence would become one of drab ennui.

Posted by: Rocky "Gingko" Biloba at April 22, 2009 10:09 AM

"...your existence would become one of drab ennui."

Oh yee of little faith.

Have you forgotten that some things develop better in the Dark? I'd come up with *something* soon enough....because a dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste.
heh
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Posted by: DL Sly at April 22, 2009 03:27 PM

Have you forgotten that some things develop better in the Dark?

Ah. So *that's* why

...if certain fling-wing, thong jockeys would keep their zippers closed.....

You incorrigible vixen, you...

Posted by: BillT at April 22, 2009 04:18 PM

"You incorrigible vixen, you..."

Flatterer.

And no, I will not lower my contractual demands for your next *Big Vision* idea!
0>;~}

Posted by: DL Sly at April 22, 2009 07:34 PM

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