Friday, March 4, 2011

E-mail of the month and perhaps of the year

I tried very hard not to forward the following e-mail, but because it helped my perspective and made me feel much better I thought perhaps it would do as much for you. It’s tough, but we all need to do our part.


The President recently ordered his cabinet to cut the $3.5 trillion federal budget by a whopping one hundred million dollars.

I was so impressed by this sacrifice that I decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. I spend about $4,000 a month on housing, groceries, medicine, utility bills, clothing, entertainment, and so forth, and now it’s time to get out my own budget cutting axe, go line by line through my expenses, and get to work.

I decided to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio the President did, a whole 1/35,000th of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $4,000 a month, I’m going to have to move that number downward by eleven cents!

Yes, I know that’s a lot. Somehow I must get by with only $3,999.89, but that is what sacrifice is all about.

The President has requested that we get some of our own “skin in the game” with everyone else. So we’ll just have to do without some things that, quite frankly, are luxuries those eleven cents normally buy us.

From now on, I will be putting a little less lemon in my iced tea!

I hope this helps brighten your day and gives you a little better understanding of just how serious our President really is.


  1. lol It just goes to show how much money is being thrown around every day and no one knows.
    They cut 11 cents and then ask for 25 cents a day to feed a hungry child.Just a cup of coffee they say. So its easier to cut the coffee than the 11 cents because then you will have 14 cents more to cover the food increases to preserve your health.
    People have to know we don;t get something for nothing. Everything has a huge price tag and the wrong people are being asked to tighten their belt buckles.

  2. Aaaah, but what will the President do without lemon to pour on our paper-cuts?

  3. Come on now, you weren't supposed to do the math.

    An Arkies Musings

  4. I don't know if I could cut 11 cents...I mean, really...I might actually have to clean out my couch cushions or look on the floorboard of my car. That would be a REAL sacrifice. ;-)

  5. Everyone, the real eye-opener for me is how much $100 million seems to be and how little it is when compared with $3.5 trillion.

    Verification word if agravo. When one's voting ends in aggravation, one might be said to be ag[g]ravoted.

  6. Hmm. I wonder if that nice Mr Obama would let me have a measly 11 cents. Or the equivalent.

  7. money well spent for the most prt

  8. no it really is a shame your were born in texas, but i know you can't help it>>>so helpless sometimes