Friday, February 27, 2009

Math Is Hard


Okay, I can do this. Just think it through...

I start out inheriting a trillion-dollar-plus deficit from George Dubya. I immediately double that with my trillion-dollar-plus stimulus package. Then Speaker Pelosi and the House Democrats send out a bill with another $410 billion in additional spending. I go and ask for $250 billion over and above the $700 billion in TARP funds from George Dubya, then call for $634 billion on top of that to create a reserve fund to bankroll health care reform. And there's that whole $3.6 trillion federal budget I'm proposing for next year. So how am I going to cut the deficit in half by 2013 while only raising taxes on just 5% of Americans like I keep promising?

Math is hard...