"As for adopting the ways which the state has provided for remedying the evil, I know not of such ways." ~ Henry David Thoreau

# Understanding Congress' Solution to the Federal Deficit Problem

"Let’s start with federal spending. The FY 2011 federal budget is approximately $3.82 trillion (3.82×10^12). Of that, approximately $2.17 trillion will be paid for by taxes collected and the remaining $1.65 trillion will be borrowed from our grandchildren. If we divide everything by 100 million, the numbers begin to make more sense."

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