By making sacrificial and proportional cuts in your own personal budget, you can appreciate that budget cutting really cuts to the quick.
Please accept my apology in advance for the following about an unpleasant subject. I tried very hard not to do it, but because it helped my perspective and made me feel much better; I thought perhaps it would do as much for you. It's tough, but we all need to do our part. The President ordered the cabinet to cut a whopping $100 million from the $3.5 trillion federal budget. I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. I spend about $2,000 a month on groceries, medicine, bills, etc. etc., and now it's time to get out my budget cutting axe, go line by line through my expenses, and get to work. I'm going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio as the President - 1/35,000 of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month; I'm going to have to cut that number downward by six cents! Yes, I know that’s a lot and I must somehow get by with $1,999.94, but that is what sacrifice is all about. The President has requested that we get some of our own “skin in the game” with everyone else. So we'll just have to do without some things, quite frankly I hope I can adjust without those luxuries those six cents normally would buy me. Tough decision.
Hope this helps brighten your day ... and gives you a little better understanding of just how serious our President is with our money.
Feel better now?