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A Billion Dollars

Senator Joe Biden said he will ask for ONE BILLION DOLLARS in aid for the Republic of Georgia to help them rebuild. I know a billion dollars isn’t what it used to be, but where is that money coming from? Can’t we just tell them we would like to help but we’re already broke and up to our ears in debt?  I can think of at least a few places in this country where the money could be better spent; Maybe we could fix a bridge or something. If you were working for minimum wage ($7.25 an hour), saved everything you made and no  deductions were taken, it would take you over 137 million hours to acquire one billion dollars. That’s 3,425,000 weeks at 40 hours a week. You are going to have to live a very long time. The people who allegedly represent us just throw money around like it’s, like it’s just paper.

While researching this post, I was reminded of a story I read a long time ago called “Not Yours to Give”. It is from “The Life of Colonel David Crockett” compiled by Edward S. Ellis (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1884). Here is a link to the story on the Foundation for Economic Education website,


It should be required reading for every senator and congresswoman. Where is the 21st century Davy Crockett when we need him? Contact your states senators today and tell them you don’t want to give the Republic of Georgia ONE BILLION DOLLARS.  Tell them to vote like Davy Crockett.

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