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Members of Congress debate budget with Big Macs

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by steveox, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. steveox

    steveox Well-Known Member

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    Congress loves to debate pork, even if it has to use pictures of hamburgers to make a point.

    On Tuesday, two members of Congress got into a detailed discussion over inflation, with Rep. Chris Van Hollen using pictures of hamburgers to argue that inflation estimates are necessary to undercut future budgets.

    Holding up a chart that showed the average cost of a McDonald’s Big Mac in 2004 ($2.71) compared with its cost today ($4.62), Maryland Democrat Van Hollen argued that not adjusting budget numbers for inflation equates to a net cut.

    "That's not Washington math, it's reality based math!” Van Hollen said in comments first picked up by the Washington Post after a reporter noticed the unusual visual tools on display during a House budget debate being aired on C-SPAN.

    Van Hollen and Georgia Republican Rep. Bob Woodall were debating the Baseline Reform Act of 2013, which would effectively stop Congress from automatically approving budget increases tied to inflation.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sidesho...dget-with-pictures-of-big-macs-222444876.html

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ELECT DEMOCRATS! Democrats make everything expensive though tax increases. Democrats rather focus on global warming and the environment then the economy. Democrats wanna keep the EPA powerful wont allow drilling for oil on our land or allow that pipeline from Canada. This is why its importaint to vote REPUBLICAN and get an Republican president in white house in 2016!
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    They love automatic tax/spending increases as they cant be shown to have specifically voted for them. GOP likes them too.
     
  3. GBFan

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    ... that, and mandatory spending. After all, you can't be held responsible if it's MANDATORY, right?
     
  4. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    The current National Debt ($17 trillion and climbing) could buy enough Big Macs to give every man, woman, child, and illegal alien in this country a Big Mac for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every day, for 12-1/2 years for free.

    By then, they might get tired of them.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    I would have guessed much longer.little a
     
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