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A View from the Altar / Best ever illustration of federal budget slashing
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Best ever illustration of federal budget slashing

Image credit: Powerlineblog

John Hinderaker at Powerline has given us the best illustration I’ve ever seen showing the absurdly trivial size of the budget cuts being proposed by the Congress.  From Democrat’s weeping and gnashing of teeth, you’d think that, as Al Sharpton might say, the GOP be takin’ food out de mouves o’ de po.

Accordingly, Mr. Hinderaker has given us a mathematical comparison.  If the federal budget were a McDonald’s Big Mac meal, what proportion of that meal would $6 billion represent?

It turns out that it’d be about one third of one french fry.  So if you’re going on a “calorie slashing” binge as big as the government’s budget slashing, then eat the whole meal– sandwich, fries, Coke — and on your last french fry, leave one third of one fry, and toss it back in the bag.

There!

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