November 26, 2012 by Ish
Okay, Mr. President, you have fifty-six days until your first term is over. Your first term of office will end at noon on January 20 of next year. In the AP clip above, you promise quite clearly to cut the deficit you inherited by half by the end of your first term. According to the Bureau of the Public Debt‘s 2010 report “Government – Historical Debt Outstanding – Annual” from your appointees in the Treasury Department, the gross public debt of the United States in 2008 was approximately $10,000,000,000,000… That’s a big number.
As of last week, the Bureau of the Public Debt was reporting that the total outstanding Public Debt was $16,283,161,895,179.85. That’s also a big number.
This confuses my poor little Conservative head. Maybe my brain is too full of racism, misogyny, and my need to bitterly cling to my guns and religion… but this doesn’t seem right. You see, every time I look at those two big numbers and try to compare them, the 2012 number seems bigger than the 2008 one. This is probably the fault of the Republican Party, I’m sure, for teaching me to rely on math to figure out which of two numbers is bigger.
So, do you have a plan to raise $11,283,161,895,179.85 in the next 56 days?