27 Oct 2011
Okay, so I’m not entirely an understanding individual when it comes to the sheer amount of money our government seems to go through. But, in news today it seems that $6.6 billion in lost Iraq cash is all of a sudden accounted for says inspector Bowen, specal inspector for Iraq reconstruction…
Now, I’ve lost like $10 a couple of times. One time I even managed to lose $100. There was a weekend where I blew through about $500, and woke up on Sunday wondering where that was. But, that really doesn’t count. I blew that!
So, $6.6 billion huh? It’s an easy thing for the government to just lose $6.6 billion?
But, oh wait! They found it! In fact, it was never missing. It was there all along. It was just not accounted for apparently.
“Hey guys, I found that money!”
“The $6.6 billion we lost during the war.”
“Oh yeah? That’s great! Where was it?”
“Uh, right here. Behind this book.”
Warren Buffett wouldn’t even be able to missplace $6.6 billion. But a quote I heard from him recently says it all, “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection.”
Hmm, I wonder what he’d do about this…!