Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cutting fat

I've been known to struggle with my weight a good bit.  Back when the wii still worked wii fit would routinely declare me obese.  Probably if I had eaten and drank everything that caught my taste buds this year I'd have shot up an easy forty pounds.  Instead I've held fairly steady and only gained about 2 pounds this year.  If I use the government metric that means I've lost 38 pounds!!  No wait.... I'm still obese; my waistline is virtually unchanged.  I need to make real changes to have real effects.

Anyhow thats how I relate to U.S. spending.  Exercise = taxes, Calorie intake = spending.  You don't have to burn off what you don't eat.  You don't have to pay for what you don't spend.

1 comment:

  1. Better analogy than you know, since exercise makes you hungry this fits the Laffer curve projections that increased tax rates reduce government revenues by discouraging economic activity.