by Datechguy | February 10th, 2013
I woke up with every muscle of my body aching after a ton of shoveling and overslept a bit so I rolled over and turned on Fox News Sunday to listen to Nancy Pelosi talk about how evil the Sequestration (that she voted for) and how draconian the cuts have ALREADY been in the government.
Let’s take a look at how severe these cuts have been via US Government Spending.com
Just to put this in perspective World War 2 in 2013 dollars cost 3.7 Trillion (in 2013 dollars).
Unfortunately to the low information voter of today who re-elected this administration, those figures cause the eyes to glaze over so lets put it in two ways any American can understand: Football & Fries.
According to Forbes the entire combined value of every single NFL franchise is $26.014 Billion.
Using 2008 as a benchline from 2009 to 2011 Barack Obama has increased spending by enough to purchase every franchise in the NFL 61 times.
That’s enough to put 6 new NFL Franchises in EVERY CITY in the US with over 100,000 people.
And that’s not even counting 2012 If you add 2012 spending that’s enough to open 4 McDonalds Franchises in every single city town and Hamlet in the United states so people can eat after all those football games.
So the next time you hear Nancy Pelosi or another Democrat talk about how much the President has cut spending ask them what they want to name those 6 new NFL teams in San Francisco…
…and ask if she wants fries with that.
Update: The number of NFL franchises per US city of 100,000 Obama’s increased spending would pay for is is 6 not 9 (corrected above). So that of course makes it OK.
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It’s a new week and I’m hoping for a new paycheck
Unlike the US government I’m looking for the same $300 baseline as last week.
If you think the work I do is worth that weekly $300 paycheck (minus Paypal fees) please hit DaTipJar
To those who have thanks again, to those who have not, I’ll keep trying to raise my game.