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Monday, March 7, 2011

WTF Episode 4: Living Within Our Means

“We need a government that lives within its means.”

Therefore, President Obama is forging ahead with recommended cuts of nearly $6.7 billion out of our $3.7 trillion budget, currently projecting a $1.6 trillion deficit. Here’s a pie chart that illustrates:

doug rossbudget-010

Having trouble seeing the proposed cuts? Click on Doug Ross’ graph to embiggen it. The chart, that is, not the proposed cuts.

Meanwhile, in their Seattle condo, Cody and Skyler discuss the potential implications of President Obama’s Weakly Address about“living within our means.”