Apparently Big Guy has had a change of heart with respect to our national debt situation:
“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.”
Let’s get the facts: when Big Guy took office, our National debt was $9 trillion. In addition to last summer’s increase (which was supposed to be accompanied by budget cuts TBD by the “Super Committee”) which raised the ceiling to $15.1 trillion, he’s now going to request the do-nothing Congress (btw, some think doing nothing would be an improvement) approve another increase of $1.2 trillion, which is expected to be enough to get us through the 2012 election.
That will raise the national debt ceiling to over $16 trillion! More than DOUBLE what Big Guy started out with! It’s almost like the miracle of the loaves and fishes, only in reverse. And I think it might be our plan for balancing the budget by having everyone pay their fair share: “You have 5 loaves of bread and 3 fish. I’ll just take 6 loaves and 4 fish, and you can keep the rest.”
Meanwhile, back at campaign fund raising central, here are a few suggestions for what you might want to do with that “extra” $40 that Big Guy ensured you’ll be seeing in your paycheck (or $20, depending on which version of “get the facts” you’re consulting for the truth).
Get in the game! Contribute today to win a seat at Lady M and Big Guy’s dining table!
Or…you could skip the dinner and just order a pair of these beauties for only $30!
Now you too can enjoy one of Big Guy and Lady M’s favorite high octane cocktails: dirty Stoli Martinis in style! (Note: Stolichnaya vodka and olives not included)
And if you really enjoy dirty martinis, how about a nicely etched pitcher to make up a whole batch of them at once for only $50?
Also good for mixing up a batch of Kool-Aid for the believers. (note: for the unconverted or apostates add a full bottle of Stoli and administer 1 hour prior to driving them to the polls)
The whole concept makes me a little squeamish: swilling high-octane martinis for HOPE and CHANGE? It sounds like they may have a rather large carbon footprint; that’s not going to sit well with the environmentalists.
Meanwhile, some of the Wons were spotted yesterday in their favorite tee shirts. Wee Won-2 sported her John Lennon memorial tee:
And Big Guy wore this ad for his favorite shave ice stand: