I applaud the President for having the guts to ask for cuts of $100,000,000 from each member of his cabinet. I mean one hundred million dollars is a nice sum anywhere but in Washington D.C.
“$100 million there, $100 million here, pretty soon, even in Washington, it adds up to real money,” President Obama insists.
Real Money: how about a little bit of perspective? The current year’s budget is $3,900,000,000,000. Saving $100,000,000 is the same percentage of savings as a $1 dollar rebate to someone who makes $50,000 a year. $100,000,000 savings is .002 percent.
Or in other not so glamorous perspective: Obama’s $6 billion National Service Bill paying American’s to Volunteer cost a mere 57 times more than the savings of the cabinet. But again who really keeps score on these things. It’s not like its real money.
Put the $100,000,000 into perspective.