Kid Explains Obama`s Budget Cuts With Pennies

Submitted by: sweeter1 8 years ago in Misc

All these Obama budget slashes are admittedly confusing. Pennies make it so much easier to understand.
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Male 1,140
Yup, and people are still bitching about it.

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Female 55
ruining money is illegal isnt it? ._.
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Male 1,442
Better then nothing.
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Male 10,339
For the win.
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Male 1,788
If we do nothing about the economy, we`re screwed. So let`s do something right? Sounds good, now let`s just check with top economists all around the globe....oh wait, even top economists don`t know what to do? They only have speculation and disagree between themselves?

Well, it`s a good thing that there are so many people out there that took Econ 201 way back in college, or listened to a political debate on it, and decided to spew out random "facts" about why we should spend tons of money or why we shouldn`t.

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Male 154
It reminds me of that page that shows the scale of one trillion dollars, I thought that it was nuts.
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Male 295
All budget decisions should be explained using this system from now onwards.
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Female 92
That doesn`t seem like a lot at all, and where did he get all of those pennies!
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Female 1,062
It makes me sad that this needs to be explained to people.
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Male 772
"It`s a conspiracy!"

Political discussion aside, he was actually very clever in the presentation.

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Male 284
that was surprisingly informative ^_^
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Male 115
If where in such an incredible debt with all of the other nations of the world then how is all of that money not considered "borrowed"?
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Female 167
Wow...
Congratulations Obama.
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Male 94
cool...i thought its gonna be sum nerdy kid with big spectacles or sumthin... but worth listening to it.... its just that, im not in US... im in canada, so yea.
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Male 230
that is not a kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 1,089
in fact
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Male 1,089
no asjomaha hes saying that everything and anything obama does is overhyped and that on fact he has acomplished nothing at all
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Male 66
Happy-dude made me lol!
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Male 26
Isn`t that illegal? Breaking up U.S. Currency?
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Male 210
Brilliant!
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Male 170
Kid Explains Obama`s Budget Cuts With Penises. What I saw was wrong. I was so very wrong.
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Female 153
So is he suggesting because it isn`t enough that we shouldn`t try at all?
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Male 943
Obama also happened to acknowledge that already
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Male 606
3,500,000,000,000
100,000,000
Reduces to

35,000
1

The pennies sorta help, but, really, it`s all there in the 1st grade math.

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Male 290
he should have laid them all the pennies instead of stacks of 5
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Male 74
Another way you can think of this was to find any major city.

I live in Dallas Tx, which has a population of over 6 million.

Ill say 5 million just to round it down.

So if he were going to cut spending 100 million on his 4 year term that would be like each person in dallas getting a 20 bill back from taxes. or 5 dollars a year for four years.

But if you calculate this for the entire country which population is a little over 300 million. That is like giving each person 1/12th of a penny back over a period of 4 years.

Gov can keep the damn 100 mill, i dont give a damn.

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Male 446
A quarter of a penny saved is a quarter of a penny earned. That guy should have a giant penny poker tournament that would be as though he were Obama and he was gambling the entire budget on a Saturday night. Without pliers.
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Male 1,129
that was cool...
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Male 2,050
"ooh, if every American mailed one penny to the government, that would be rather a lot of pennies, let us do this."

population of USA 300 million. ok so 300 million pennies. that would be 3$ million.

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Male 15
"Do you think anyone will do a video on the Bush administration`s budget? Going from a surplus balance to a ruined economy, two wars, deregulation that led to a financial collapse and bad bank bailout. I`d really like to see and honest representation rather than some neo-con spin to diminish Obama`s efforts."

Kaizen, there is a difference between the budget surplus and the national debt. A balanced budget and the national debt are two different things. Clinton`s surplus was a budget surplus for that year (in 1999 the surplus for that year was 122.7 billion and in 2000 it was $230 billion). This means that Clinton did not spend more than the government took in with taxes, etc. It does not mean that we didn`t have a nation debt. Also, the way that you rant about neo-con spins and how you listen to the left and the right really makes you seem like a hypocrite. O, and the congress during Clinton`s years in office was mainly republican. And the congress holds the strings to the

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Female 1,231

@HarryBalszak: Maybe it was out of circulation, or foreign. Or maybe the government doesn`t care about pennies? I dunno, it`d be pretty funny if the FBI showed up at his door because of this. XD

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Male 85
AHHHH!!! HE CUT THE PENNY!!! ITS WORTHLESS NOW!!! what a wasteful bastard....
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Female 943
woah i didnt know you could cut a penny in half like that..
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Male 462
I love how people can exploit human evolution like that. It`s beautiful. In the millions of years of human evolution, our brains have only needed to comprehend relatively small numbers, so naturally, we cannot comprehend or scale such large numbers. And the best part is, the politicians know that! Have a nice day!
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Male 820
ooh, if every American mailed one penny to the government, that would be rather a lot of pennies, let us do this.
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Male 1,590
Nice example, but I wonder if he knows that intentionally defacing currency is a felony.
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Male 820
well, that is a lot of pennies

did I miss something?

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Male 177
great so do we all get a quarter of a penny now?
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Female 8
That to be honest is pretty awesome. I understand a hell of a lot better now. and btw? EFF bush. Obama FTW, i hope. =/
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Male 144
That was intriguing..

kaizen... do we need a "honest" representation?..is their anybody here that doesnt understand what Bush has done to America? The point the kid is making..is what Obama (our current president...not our past) is doing to fix it...

Suscitatio... im not a Mccain supporter..but seriously? That was the most uneducated sounding statement ever made on IAB...

yeah im a douche..whatev

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Male 46
haha i don`t wanna get into my personal opinion of him or the past and what bush shoulda done

its his first year, he hasn`t been in the political game very long before he was president, and he needs to start somewhere, i really hope he can start to fix us, i knew all the numbers so he didn`t have to explain it to me, but i know a lot of others have faith in him, hopefully they still do

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Male 357
kaizen_man68, dude watch
This>http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm... it was on this site a week or so ago. Now place this presidents spending into perspective of some of our nations past expenditures and you see that quibbling over bushes war is silly. come on man don`t be blind, use that noggin! this recession was a concerted effort by ALL the politicians and decision makers of this country, their lack of oversight put us in this mess, not just bush.

and he is gonna cut like this more? what 10 times 20? in the next 4 years? wow! gonna save us an extra 4 pennies; pathetic!

This video = awesome ftw

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Male 2,148
I thought it was literally a kid, like 8 or so. IAB, start calling someone that`s already gone through puberty a "dude" or "chick" so I may understand this video isn`t based on the cluelessness of some small child.
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Female 41
well.....after Bush screwed up our budget to begin with, Obama is cleaning up his mess. Clinton fixed it and Bush ruined it, and yet another Dem has to come in and fix the mistakes of Rep. It may not be a lot, but Bush really screwed things up. Imagine how many pennies would be on the right side if McCain was elected....abotu twice as many, no doubt. And the only ones being paid on the left side would be his multi-millionaire friends and not the disabled.
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Male 3
All politicians are dirt bags...it doesn`t matter what party they`re in or how much they say they`re going to help you.
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Male 864
Uh... Give the government your pennies. That oughta make things a bit easier.
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Male 4,867
that was a well cool way to explain it,
he had one buttload of pennies though
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Male 17
oh crap, if only Obama`s team had some of that surplus Clinton left behind...
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Female 15,763
I`m not sure if it`s because people are changing their views or all of the people against Obama are suddenly becoming louder, but the populous` change in opinion of him in the last couple months has been ASTOUNDING.

Seriously.

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Male 5,190
Ohhh no I get it! Pennies have some use after all.
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Male 382
mkes things easier to understand. this needs to be circulted further.
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Male 52
sugaman2k3,

I`ve seen all those videos....and no doubt the hole that Obama has to climb out of is daunting to say the least but it`s a whole that both demopublicans and republocrats have created since the military industrial complex ramped up after WWII.
Suffice it to say it was the Bush admin and the republican controlled congress (since 1994) that have exacerbated the countries problems.
Remember the TARP bailout was passed in a republican controlled congress and president.

And yes, before you rant on me I do listen to both left and right sites and TV shows.


Bush legacy.

Various

Dude, you on face book, we

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Female 1,427
"Isn`t destroying money a federal crime?"

Not if it`s being used for an educational purpose, as it is here.

You can heat up pennies, destroy dollar bills, anything, in the name of education. ^_^

And I think this video is very educational.

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Male 52
If he was a real patriot he would mail all that to DC to help with the problem he`s representing.
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Male 357
kaizen_man68, dude watch
This
http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

it was on this site a week or so ago. Now place this presidents spending into perspective of some of our nations past expenditures and you see that quibbling over bushes war is silly. come on man don`t be blind, use that noggin! this recession was a concerted effort by ALL the politicians and decision makers of this country, their lack of oversight put us in this mess, not just bush.

and he is gonna cut like this more? what 10 times 20? in the next 4 years? wow! gonna save us an extra 4 pennies; pathetic!

This video = awesome ftwthis

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Male 467
iluvpink13 >> Yes, yes and no. The taxes and everything else tax-like (I have no idea what kind of taxes they pay in the US, other than income-tax) pay for everything left of the blue line. Since Bush buttf*cuked the economy, what`s to the right of the blue line represents all the money the US has to borrow, those expenditures that the taxes can`t cover.
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Female 2,220
v that`s exactly what I was thinking!!!!
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Male 1,220
Isn`t destroying money a federal crime?
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Male 52
Do you think anyone will do a video on the Bush administration`s budget? Going from a surplus balance to a ruined economy, two wars, deregulation that led to a financial collapse and bad bank bailout. I`d really like to see and honest representation rather than some neo-con spin to diminish Obama`s efforts.

BTW, as Obama mentioned this 100 million reduction is the first of many to come (but this kid didn`t mention that).

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Female 1,413
all the money on the right of the blue line is money spent that the us borrows? did i hear that right? does nobody pay taxes and just mooch from the gov?
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Female 2,220
brilliant.
absolutley brilliant.
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Male 654
>the guy is true...but its still $100 Million Dollars.

Do any of you have even $1 Million?<


No but I have 30 cents and thats about my share.

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Male 198
haha... who the hell has that many pennies just lying around?
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Male 1,647

What about that penny on the floor? Who gets that one? I`ll take it.. <.<
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Female 1,082
he actually made it more confusing to me. i understood the big numbers, that made sense to me.
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Male 4,594
Kid did a good job putting it into perspective.
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Male 1,958
It would be something if he cut a billion dollars. Or if he didn`t spend 1 trillion dollars in first 10 days of office.
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Male 1,357
such a lot of effort of stacking pennies for a 90 second clip haha
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Male 322
you can`t destroy money.
although... less money would make its value go up.

destroy money!

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Male 2,855
thats not a kid, more like a teenager... a teenager with too many pennies
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Male 38
And.... that`s the last anyone ever heard from that kid. Didn`t you know that you can`t question The American Fuhrer without dire consequences?
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Male 90
the guy is true...but its still $100 Million Dollars.

Do any of you have even $1 Million?

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Male 689
i like pennies:)
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Male 1,929
wow. thats a BIG national debt.
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Male 17,512
Obama`s Budget

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Female 1,306
wooow. yup, we`re screwed.
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Male 953
Well when you put it like that I guess.............

......We`re still Fu*ked

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Female 460
haha, really puts things into perspective, doesn`t it?
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Male 1,011
ooo federal crimes on youtube ftw :P

and i agree with ya Lukas lol

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Male 10,440
The kid makes a good point.
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Male 2,229
LOL, i like it
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Male 3,425
Yaaawn... American politics is so boring and confusing, even worse than British politics.

And the pennies didn`t help, cause I still didn`t know what the f-ck he was talking about. Not that any of it matters to me anyway...

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Female 73
Link: Kid Explains Obama`s Budget Cuts With Pennies [Rate Link] - All these Obama budget slashes are admittedly confusing. Pennies make it so much easier to understand.
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