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Vernon Beatty
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U.S. Tax Revenue:    $2,170,000,000,000
Fed Budget:              $3,820,000,000,000
New Debt:                 $1,650,000,000,000
National Debt:            $14,271,000,000,000
Recent Budget Cuts:  $38,500,000,000

Let's now remove the zeros and pretend it's a household budget:

Annual income:                                   $21,700
Family outlays:                                   $38,200
New Credit Card Debt:                       $16,500
Outstanding balance on credit card:    $142,710
Spending cuts:                                          $38.50
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We hit the debt ceiling 4 days into the year.  This is the kind of planning that occurs when politicians believe they will be bailed out by leveraging more debt.
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Oh my, where did the year go ?
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I"m looking for a method that works on iPad/iPhone/Mac that will auto-load and auto-close web pages for me according to a preset schedule on a calendar.  Is their a way to do this or an app?
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Today we are fed our opinions in indigestible chunks by politicians, the media and would-be demagogues.
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"The habit of looking to the future and thinking that the whole meaning of the present lies in what it will bring forth is a pernicious one.  There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts"  Bertrand Russell
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"Just because I imagined it doesn't make it any less true."
Homer Simpson
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2012 Last Minute Tax Deal for 2013 to Avoid "Cliff" rates:
Under New Law                                                          Diff from 2012 to 2013
Income ($)                    Avg Tax Rate         $ Increase              % Increase
10-20K                         6.4%                         $123                       14.7%
20-30K                         1.3%                         $279                       446%
30-40K                         4.0%                         $69                          5.1%
150K                             22%                         $1,784                     6.5%
350K                             25.6%                      $2,699                     3.9%
$1M                              38.5%                      $170,341                15.5%

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If we don't get Social Security until we are dead, it is just another form of taxation.
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Pretty amazing stuff.  Apple just knows what people want.
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"We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. Presumably the plans for our employment were being changed. I was to learn later in life that, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, we tend as a nation to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization."

 Charlton Ogburn (1911–1998) from "Merrill's Marauders: The truth about an incredible adventure" in the January 1957 issue of Harper's Magazine
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