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One thousand, six hundred billion dollar deficit!

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President Obama is planning to shut down the government over a $61 billion dollar cut in spending. He’s planning to veto a continuing resolution the will provide paychecks to our military. He is sure that ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and the liberal print media will successfully paint Republicans as extremist. Once upon a time, we talked about millions of dollars in deficit and people were horrified. Then we started talking about billions of dollars until this word had no meaning. Now we use the word trillion and people are numb to the massive size of our debt.  We have added 5 trillion dollars to our national debt since Obama became president and many people are becoming numb to the word trillion.

Republican politicians need to start using new terms to describe the budget deficit. The word trillion has no meaning to our math illiterate population. Start talking about us being one thousand, 600 billion dollars in deficit, of which 61 billion dollars is a paltry reduction. For Obama to shut down the government over $6 billion dollars is ridiculous.  In sales, we used to call such a technique, “reduce to the ridiculous”.  We would stop referring to the entire sale amount as $1,000, and use the monthly credit card payment or even divide the monthly payment by thirty days and say that the new purchase only cost the customer one dollar a day.  Making the dollar amount trivial “proved” that the customer could afford to make a purchase on an installment loan.

Although saying our budget deficit is 1.6 trillion dollars, we really need to do emphasize the massive scope of our debt by using the phrase, our one thousand, 600 billion dollar debt, A $61 billion dollar budget cut is trivial.

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      “Patriotism is the last refuge of a SCOUNDREL” and the Republican Party is awash in SCOUNDRELS who wrap themselves in the American FLAG
      but NEVER wrapped themselves in an American UNIFORM.

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