And just wanted to pass it along. so try to see the humor as I really don't want any one to be sad...
*** "Are you depressed?" one reader asked us.
"They say people get more depressed during the holidays," he continued. "I
received the following email that might contain the root cause:
"According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government
spent (PDF) nearly $2.5 trillion during the 2005 fiscal year. This means
that, on average, the federal government spent nearly $6.8 billion each
day, or $78,418 per second. The Census Bureau estimates (PDF) that in 2004
(the latest year for which data are available), median household income in
the U.S. was $44,389.
"In short, the federal government spends almost twice as much money in
only one second as a typical American household earns in an entire year."
Well, dear reader, if you weren't depressed before, that little tidbit
just might do it.
Edited by boopme, 15 December 2005 - 12:08 PM.