Budget numbers….

Why does the media insist on using a “10 year” projection when discussing the budget for The United States of America??  But then, when they do not like the savings, they make them seem small so it would sound insignificant??

Here is a case in point, from that “ultra conservative, right wing extremist, rag” Foxnews:

“A new report Tuesday claiming budget analysts understated the cost of the law by up to $50 billion a year …”

$50 BILLION!!!  With all of the newscasts that have proclaimed that the deficit is $14+ TRILLION, or they need to cut $2 +TRILLION or $4+TRILLION or whatever TRILLION, $50 billion does not sound like very much. 

I wish that the media in this country would STOP helping the politicians distort and confuse the American public, most of whom are to busy trying to live their own lives and take care of their families to spend time to try and understand what the politicians are doing.  The media’s JOB is to hold politicians accountable!!  ALL politicians!!!  Not just Republicans.  Not just Democrats.  Not just Tea Partiers.  ALL of them.

The media needs to keep the budget issue simple.  Let’s keep it to a summary of ONE year.  How much did the government spend last year??  How much is the government going to spend this year??  How much TAXES will the government collect this year??  How BIG is the deficit (the difference between how much the government collects and how much the government wastes spends)  How much….??

If the media insists on keeping the “10 year projection” then I think EVERYTHING should be a 10 year projection.  For instance, in the previously mentioned article wouldn’t it sound worse if instead of $50 BILLION a year, they said that the error in calculating the COST of ObamaCare is $500 BILLION over the next decade?  Or, better yet, the error is HALF OF A  TRILLION dollars!! 

So much for the LIE that ObamaCare would CUT spending on health care!!!

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