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Obama budget – more spending than anyone can comprehend

With his debt-busting budget which contains a $trillion tax increase, President Obama plans to have the Federal government spend 25 percent of the entire U.S. economy – one out of every four dollars produced in the U.S.

Obama’s massive spending plan puts the Democrat-controlled Congress on track to double the national debt by 2010 – to $17.6 trillion, after just four years of controlling the national purse strings.

At FoxNews they tried to put $3.6 trillion in perspective:

  • If you spent $1 million an hour, non-stop for 24 hours a day, you wouldn’t run out of money for 411 years.
  • If you took 3.6 trillion one-dollar bills, and placed them end-to-end, that line of bills would reach from Capitol Hill to the sun and then back to Capitol Hill and then back to the sun — and then almost all the way back to Capitol Hill again.

The uncontrolled spending binge Obama and the Democrats are on — the $800 billion so-called stimulus, the $410 billion spending bill under consideration in Congress, the tax and borrow Obama budget spending plan, and a doubled national debt — is an incomprehensible amount of money.

Think of a trillion in terms of seconds. We all know how long a second is. A million seconds is 13 days. A billion seconds is 31 years. A trillion seconds is 31,688 years. Think of the ongoing spending orgy in terms of seconds and perhaps we can grasp what Obama and Democrats are spending and borrowing:

A trillion here, a trillion there; sooner or later you run out of time.

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