By making sacrificial and proportional cuts in your own personal budget,
you can appreciate that cutting really cuts to the quick.
Please accept my apology in advance for the following about an
I tried very hard not to do it, but because it helped
my perspective and made me feel much better, I thought perhaps it would do
as much for you. It's tough, but we all need to do our part.
The President ordered the cabinet to cut a whopping $100 million from the
$3.5 trillion federal budget.
I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same
thing with my personal budget.
Let's suppose I spend about $4,000 a month on groceries,
medicine, bills, etc., and now it's time to get out my budget cutting ax,
go line by line through my expenses, and get to work.
I'm going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio as the President -
1/35,000 of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead
of spending $4,000 a month; I'm going to have to cut that number downward
by eleven cents!
Yes, I know that’s a lot and I must somehow get by with $3,999.89, but
that is what sacrifice is all about.
The President has requested that we
get some of our own “skin in the game” with everyone else. So we’ll just
have to do without some things, that are, quite frankly, luxuries those
eleven cents normally buy us.
Hope this helps brighten your day ... and gives you a little better
understanding of just how serious our current President is about his job.
Don't you feel better now?