08 May 2009 09:33 Filed in: Linguistic Shenanigans
The Tired Donkey is no idiot, and he does not like being treated like one. Myrmidon Donkey Obama has proposed a $2.5 trillion budget which includes a $1.2 trillion increase in the federal deficit. These are big numbers. Too big for the Tired Donkey to comfortably contemplate, so he found some help here visualizing how much money $1 trillion is. Take a look. Now imagine how tired this donkey and all the other donkeys out there are going to be when we get done paying off that extra $1.2 trillion in debt; and--if you are a glutton for punishment--go a little further: imagine all the Freeloaders standing by and watching while you do all that work. The Tired Donkey truly regrets doing this to you on a Friday, but sometimes we have to suffer for the truth.
So. To much fanfare on April 20, Myrmidon Donkey Obama announced that he was going to find some way to cut $100 million from his $2.5 trillion budget, apparently believing that we are so dumb we would find that to be an example of his great fiscal responsibility. It is not an example of that. It is, instead, a sign that our new administration is just as cynical as our last. If you’d like to see another helpful visualization of what that $100 million cut looks like in relation to the whole budget, the video is below:
We are full grown donkeys, Mr. President. Not colts. Speak to us as if we are capable of processing language. When you act as if we are simpletons, it makes you look silly. And it makes us mad.