LETTER TO THE EDITOR
This letter appeared in the Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) on 25 April 2011.
This item may be cited as M. R. Franks, Letter to the Editor: GOP didn't keep budget cut promise, Baton Rouge Advocate, April 25, 2011, at 4B.
Copyright © 2011, M. R. Franks
Budget cuts of $100 billion promised by Republicans during the campaign have morphed into $352 million.
Do they think we won't know the difference between a million, a billion and a trillion?
If one started spending a million dollars every day, seven days a week, beginning on the day Christ was born, he or she would not yet be to $1 trillion!
A reduction of $352 million is 0.01 percent of President Barack Obama's proposed $3.5 trillion federal budget. That's one hundredth of 1 percent.
Some savings. Thanks a lot.
And thanks especially to our congressional representative , U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, for voting for this illusory, minuscule budget cut.
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