Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Oh, well if one is "$20,000,000,000.00" in debt, then the amount in question will pay off fully one-fifth of your debt. Do it five more times and you're done.
I am very glad I could help you with your mathematical query.
I do not give pennies to bums in the street. If you do, that may be your problem. One penny at a time is, in fact, how budgeting is done. I do not expect that you have any capability to relate to this nor understand it, Mr. SCM, but it is true. Wealthy people are far more assiduous, statistically speaking, at tracking every single spending event and expense they occur than people who, well, do not have that ability and fail to accumulate any wealth.
Each penny adds up, and before you know it you have saved enough to live off the interest. Or, conversely, you have flung and flitted away all those lottery winnings.
In this case, $4 billion dollars is actually .2% of the total federal budget. This is, for scale reference: twenty times the savings you would get by eliminating, completely eliminating, the National Endowment for the Arts (which I obviously support eliminating also). It is nine times what you'd get by scrapping all funding for PBS, NPR, and all other Public Broadcasting (scrap, baby, scrap!). Now even though *I* support burning these things to the ground, no one else actually does, and it would be very difficult to push through the elimination of the NEA, much less of public broadcasting funding. So cutting on a scale twenty times bigger is really very, very good. Continue making cuts of this size every day, once a day, for a year, and by the end you have cut and eliminated 73% of the federal budget. And that's even if it's not leap year! And it all happened just one little penny at a time.