2) A billion minutes ago, Jesus was alive.
3) A billion hours ago, it was the Stone Age.
4) A billion days ago, no one was walking on two feet.
I listed the above to bring home the impact of one billion. A billion dollars was spent by the federal government in just the last eight hours. Have you noticed that now neither Party brings up the budget and our massive debt? Independents and Libertarians are about the only political parties screaming about the matter; unfortunately there aren't enough of them to make a difference. Neither Democrats or Republicans have presented plans for a surplus budget so that we can begin to pay down our debt, shoot, they haven't even passed a balanced budget.
What concerns me is that they don't care anymore. They believe they can get away with it and so far, they have. Too many people don't understand how large our debt is and more importantly, how the federal debt will negatively impact our lives. Ask almost anyone and they probably don't have a clue how they'll be personally affected and as someone once said, it's not a problem unless it's their problem. This opens up the opportunity for politicians to get away with what they have for so long.
The bottom line is that an uneducated citizen is dangerous. Far more dangerous in my opinion than domestic terrorists because their lack of understanding as to the state of our union can do far more damage. Some people are asking for more and more things from the federal government when it's beyond broke. They're absolutely insane and if they somehow get what they want, the rest of us are going to face financial ruin.
Could you imagine only being able to stay afloat through credit? What happens when creditors say enough? If it were your household, how in the world could you pay down your debt so that you can receive credit again when you've been living off borrowed money? You wouldn't be able to do it without making major cuts to your personal budget. You might even need to sell some things. And once your money dries up because you're not getting more credit, then you'll be spending less and it will negatively impact your local economy. I'm sure you can't imagine this because you'd never put yourself in the situation but the federal government has no problem with it. I find this very scary!