Could You Afford To Write A Check For $12,000?

@gewcew23 (8012)
United States
February 26, 2010 5:22pm CST
Since certain people believe they have the right to spend of peoples money, I thought it would be fun to find out how much of your money is being spent by other people. With the current discussed budget being around 3.8 trillion dollars. In today's climate millions are nothing, billions is just pocket change, and trillions are just the norm. If you actually had to write a check to pay for their spending every American would have to write a check for $12,000. When I say every American I mean every American including children, the elderly, and the poor.
3 responses
@miravu (100)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I absolutely cannot afford to cut that kind of check out of my pocket, which is why I support the Obama administration's policies. Unlike the previous President, Obama is actually making strides to help middle class and poor people all while cleaning up after the crisis that the previous administration left us in and dealing with a political party who has been completely irreverant, childish and unwilling to come to the table.
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
27 Feb 10
I am have a problem with your answer. You cannot afford to pay your cut of Obama's budget, this is why you support Obama. Also I love the party about the irreverent party, is Obama a GOD or something to you?
@miravu (100)
• United States
27 Feb 10
Irreverant means lacking tact, lacking respect for the gravity of one's station or position, acting like a child when it's completely inappropriate. You put out a strong statement. I responded with a strong statement. My not agreeing with you does not give you the right to attack me on a personal level. We're all entitled to our opinions.
@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
27 Feb 10
Are you that thin skinned? I know you are new here to MyLot but if you call my two questions about your response an attack, you are not going to make it here in the MyLot political arena very long.
• United States
28 Feb 10
Lets see...family of four...that works out to be....$48,000.00. It is beyond wrong that two small kids are already in debt to the government for $12,000.00 a piece. Nope I can't write a check for that....not unless I want to go to jail because it would bounce. Our government has got to stop spending money it does not have...or rather money us tax payers don't have.
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
28 Feb 10
Lilwonders I could not either. So here are the choices we either pay for it now or our children get to pay for it. Well actually another choice is to vote people that would not vote for such an outrages budget.
• United States
28 Feb 10
Well I don't feel good about passing debt on to my kids...parents are suppost to take care of their kids not make life harder on them.. So I say this...we vote out the jerks who did this...vote in people who KNOW what fiscal responsibility is...and then pay off the debt so our kids won't have to. They did not vote thses jerks in and cause this debt...they should not have to pay for it.
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
28 Feb 10
Our Government's debts are much greater than 3.8T dollars, and they're growing significantly with this Administration. $12000 for every man, woman and child and illegal man, woman and child in this Country wouldn't pay the interest on our debts.
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