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Tuesday, July 11th 2006

2:09 PM

Talkin' 'Bout Money

I got up early this morning because I was expecting the window installers (yes, finally!) to be here around 9 or 9:30.  I even moved a haircut appointment to accomodate their expected arrival time.  The fact that they were LATE gave me time to watch a little bit of CNN, while the news team was killing time before live coverage of a Presidential news conference about the deficit or the economy or something.

Anyway, CNN's business reporter came on and said that the President wanted to speak this morning because the budget defict for the year will only be about $300 billion instead of the projected $400 billion.  Apparently, the president sees this as a sign that his tax cuts are working, and he wants everyone to know that.

I, personally, would like everyone to know that WE STILL HAVE A $300 BILLION BUDGET DEFICIT!

If I, myself, had a budget deficit that was even one-trillionth of that, I don't think I'd call a news conference to say how proud I am.  I would start looking for a second job, however. 

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