2 January 2013
$15 billion in “cuts” from $45,000 billion in spending. 0.03%.
DC says it’s going to cut spending by $15B over the next 10 years. DC spends $10.5B every day.
“Washington cutting spending by $15B over 10 years is equivalent to a 2-pack / day smoker promising to forgo 1 cigarette. Per year”
Correction: a $15 B 10-year cut is equivalent to a 2-pack/day smoker pledging to give up 5 cigs per year.
Congress has agreed to cut spending $1.5 B per year. The White House family expenses are $1.4 B per year.