POLITICS

I was looking over the Rasmussen Report, and it strikes me that many of the most critical races will be decided by turnout. If the people turn out in force, the next Congress will be much more inclined to keep Federal spending in line with tax collections.

I realize that the size of the Federal budget is hard for anyone to comprehend. So let’s take this a step at a time. Click here and scroll down for a representation of one trillion dollars in 100 dollar bills.

If I did not lose count, that represents an area 60 yards wide and 100 yards long. Essentially, one trillion dollars, palleted and double stacked, would cover one football field. Plus a bit.

And while the Bush presidency ran up a debt of one third of a trillion dollars a year, enough to cover the field out to the 33 yard line. But the Obama regime’s deficit spending would cover 1.5 football fields. Six times as much. The Obama regime did that in fiscal 2009, and the current projections are that the regime will add another 1.5 trillion to the debt in fiscal 2010, and again in 2011, and 2012, and 2013, until something breaks.

What will break is the American economy. Particularly the small businesses that will spearhead any economic recovery. And that will leave all of us up the creek without a paddle.

So that makes it important that we all head for the polls 100 days from today. And it makes it important that we take a car load of registered voters with us.

Mark the date on your calendar. November 2, 2010.

Stranger

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