Plan 9 From Outer Space, the 2008 US Federal Budget

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

How much is $1.75 Trillion? By the way, we’re 5 months into this budget cycle, so not much room to correct or to modify. Can we really trust the politicians who got us into this jam, or certainly promoted and tolerated it, to get us out of it? Talk about shock and awe!

This deficit spending is not about waging a war vital to our way of life nor to explore the stars, both of which created plenty of useful jobs. We’re adding phantom funds to our national checkbook to cover debts that we cannot, well, cover. How does this process stop? And this approach accelerates a long-ago installed mindset. Talk about the need to re-invent the business or implement a much needed organizational transformation. Except that we’re talking about the entire United States of America.

Now, I’m sounding like people I never wanted to sound like. Thank heaven for a strong military and the capability to feed ourselves. Because we sure do not understand finance.

Maybe it’s appropriate to watch an Ed Wood film as he could have directed this fiasco.