Over the weekend, while the Great Opologizer and his family went off on vacation, some distressing news came across my Twitter from Drudge. Reuters reported that the White House's 10 year deficit projection was off by $2 trillion and was actually a whopping 9 trillion dollars, rather than $7.108 trillion!
Madame does not like the dizzying debt that our nation is accruing! She feels that Washington spends too much and that the American people can spend their own money better than the government can. She spoke about this in her farewell speech:
"We can resist enslavement to big central government that crushes hope and opportunity. We must be wary of government largesse. It doesn’t come free and often accepting it takes away everything that is free. Melting into Washington’s powerful and caretaking arms will only lead to suck away the incentive to work hard and chart our own course. This will only contribute to an unstable economy and dizzying national debt, and it will make us less free."
You see, Madame actually did the amazing thing called cutting a budget, rather than creating a deficit or growing a deficit, while she was governor (TOTUS, listen up here, you may have to explain this concept to big guy). In her first year in office, she cut her budget by more than $2 billion over her predecessor!
Perhaps we will write a Facebook post or an op-ed about this in the near future, but I have to ask my colleagues, the LOTGOs (laptops of the Great Opologizers), did you catch a computerized version of the swine flu? I have an updated version of McAfee virus scan, but maybe the LOTGOs don't. I don't know any other way, other than a virus,that they could be $2 trillion off in their deficit numbers. At least my version of Microsoft Excel doesn't make those kinds of errors! One of my friends, Madame's scientific calculator, can't even fit $9,000,000,000,000 on her screen without switching it into scientific notation!!
For some perspective, you could purchase almost 182 Alaskas (inflation adjusted) with the amount of money they were OFF with the deficit! You could also buy 1,740,644,038 teleprompters. If this keeps happening, President Obama may need them!