The military budget is not on the table. The military budget is at the table –...– Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA) (via drwh0)
$75.876 Billion Vs. $73.768 billion →
mikehudack: evangotlib: helms-deep: evangotlib: parislemon: One of these numbers represents the cash flow of an entity that is perhaps the most well-oiled, fine-tuned cash machine the world has ever seen. The other represents the operating balance of a broken machine tied down in bureaucracy. (No, not Google.) Wow. Wow is right. Maybe Apple should buy the U.S. Government. ...
Boehner builds momentum with balanced budget... →
House Republican leaders plan to tie a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution to their two-step debt-ceiling bill — a move that could help turn momentum back toward Speaker John Boehner’s plan. So the solution to this self-inflicted crisis is to include a forced change to the Constitution in a bill that has zero chance of becoming law. BRILLIANT!
The US budget is like a 1st grader playing Oregon Trail. Spend all the money on...– Malhavoc430 // Reddit (via mattchew03)
The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it...– Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
Kurt Vonnegut's rules for writing, reprinted from... →
wilwheaton: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action. Start as close to the end as possible. Be a sadist. No...