When we hear about deficits exceeding $1.4 trillion for both FY2009 and FY2010, the number gets so large that it becomes unreal. We may as well be talking about bazillions, for all of the relating we can do to it. Nick Gillespie at Reason.tv helps us out with a short video explaining exactly what all of that money could be buying us, if we still had it, and if we still wanted to spend it if we did. And some of these options sound much better than the pork projects that the federal government will fund with the money now:
I’m going to wait with bated breath for my Vespa and my book, while I make arrangements for the Little Admiral to become classmates with Sasha and Malia. Since most of the country is still holding its breath for unicorns and rainbows, I’ll be in good company.