Sometimes you just have to bring it down to the simple things you find around the typical household to make a matter crystal clear.
That’s what letter writer George Peel of Henderson does in his letter to the editor in today’s Las Vegas newspaper. He writes about a family budget thusly:
… pretend these numbers are a typical household budget:
Family income: $24,500.
Family spending: $35,000.
New debt on credit card: $10,500.
Outstanding balance on credit card: $164,000.
Total budget cuts: $120.
Now, add eight zeroes to each of those figures and you have the family known as the federal government.