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Old 02-16-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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I thought this was interesting: Donors have sent $72 million to help reduce national debt | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

It funded 12 minutes of government?
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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I thought this was interesting: Donors have sent $72 million to help reduce national debt | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (broken link)

It funded 12 minutes of government?
Only 12 minutes? Wow!
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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Approximate cost of a $3 trillion government (~21% of GDP)...

$95,100 per second
$5,700,000 per minute
$342,500,000 per hour
$8,219,200,000 per day

And large as these numbers may seem, they aren't sufficient to provide the levels of public goods and services that society actually needs...
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:44 AM
 
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kudos to all who are that generous. I wish them long life and prosperity.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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if only they let me at the budget with a pair of scissors
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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if only they let me at the budget with a pair of scissors
There would be thousands behind you with paper, tape, and pens.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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wheres that fiscal conservatism the republicans keep talkin about?
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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There would be thousands behind you with paper, tape, and pens.
Probably because reckless people with scissors can do a lot of damage.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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wheres that fiscal conservatism the republicans keep talkin about?
It went the way of Nixon and Goldwater.
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: California
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he should have divided it up and gave it to someone who could really use it.
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