He can't run for office for a third term, fool. Nor has he even suggested getting rid of the 22nd Amendment. Yes, there have been some Congressmen who have suggested getting rid of it, but the attempts have all died before getting out of committee.
For FY 2014, the budget allocation for the Secret Service was 1.546 billion.
As of July 31, 2014 there is 17.6 trillion in debt.
Cutting the Secret Service budget to 0 would relieve 0.00878% of the debt.
Nice try, though.
That alert would be going off before the watch even hits the shelves.
That people who use spaces for indentation are just WRONG.
There's no such thing as 'Peak Stupid'. Every time someone gets to the top of the current peak, the fog clears and another mountain of stupid looms in front of them.
It's all the documentation on the system. Because it's not just enough to say "yes, we've secured it", we have to write it down.
It's all paper trails, man.
There are days that I can rarely work up empathy for real people.
Coincidentally, those are the days that I have to drive on the 405. I wonder if there is a connection?
My degree is in Computer Engineering, with some Master's work in Comp Sci...
And these days I mostly work system accreditation. That is, certifying that a given system is secure. I do relatively little of the tech work, but push a lot of paper.
Er, not really. I mean, economical fusion power would be nice, but considering that in 2013, the U.S. used 368 million gallons of gasoline a day.... well, unless we're converting all cars over to Mr. Fusion units....
Is there some reason that you cannot spell liberal correctly?
Is it completely a coincidence that Wikipedia is doing another fundraising drive right now?
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Early 70s through early 2000s. And I said family of six. Four kids, two adults.
Okay, the whole "would finally pay some taxes" is bullshit.
Taxes are taken out of paychecks, regardless of how much or how little you make. You might get a hefty chunk of it back when you file your taxes, but you didn't get that money when you got handed your paycheck.
Also, sales tax, car tax, various municipal taxes... again, the whole "the poor don't pay taxes" argument is bullshit. (No, I'm not saying they should pay more.)