Voyager Has a Message for Taxpayers

For the fourth straight year the United States swiped a credit card for $1 Trillion more than it took in to keep up with the ever-increasing spending habits of the Obama Administration.

By October 18, 2012, headlines were showing spending on welfare programs (not including expenditures on Medicare, Social Security and Defense, which are 90% of the federal budget) had jumped 33% since President Obama took office in 2009. A "TRILLION" dollars on welfare spending alone!  Lots of folks have tried to put some kind of comparison together so taxpayers can understand "TRILLION" but the figure is so large such comprehension is always tough.

I noticed two days ago something that might help whittle the "TRILLION" label a bit into a more bite-sized morsel on which to chew as you look at the upcoming election.

Thirty-five years ago, NASA launched Voyager 1, a space probe that has been trucking into space at more than 22,000 miles per hour ever since. Right now, Voyager's odometer reads only about two-thirds of a TRILLION miles -- AFTER 35 YEARS!

Now, consider the national debt of the U.S. is more than $15 TRILLION and each of us is on the hook to repay it. That's a long way further into space for Voyager, unless we begin to turn the tide November 6!  Mr. Obama wants to spend increasingly larger amounts of your money. Mitt doesn't. Remember Voyager when you go to the polls!

 

by Dan Crummett
"It Seems To Me" www.dcrummett.blogspot.com

 

 

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