Why post news numbers? Two reasons.
First, when a nation is under judgment, its people struggle. I've noted before in the introductory paragraph to my NATION UNDER JUDGMENT posts that when a nation is under judgment its food sources are destroyed, its animals and livestock are stricken with illnesses and there are die-offs, homes and public buildings are destroyed or heavily damaged because that's what judgments do, they destroy and dismantle a nation's infrastructure and the economy. It is expensive to rebuild, repair and replace.
When a nation is under judgment, the curses of Deuteronomy 28 come upon that nation. The foreigner will be given special privileges, employment is hard to find as businesses struggle, the nation's military will struggle, homes and families fall apart.
Second, in ancient Egypt, the Hebrews struggled to make bricks for the Pharaoh's grandiose building projects. In America today, we are not asked to make bricks, but we are compelled to pay taxes and those taxes are used by President Obama to fund the projects he wants, and in some instances as part of what he wants to be remembered for, such as his Iran nuclear deal, his Paris climate treaty, his bringing thousands of Muslim refugees into this country, and for his social agenda, such as Planned Parenthood. And now our very tax agency, the IRS, is used to COMPEL people to pay for President Obama's 'signature' legacy, Obamacare, whether they want his Obamacare or not. In fact, people are FINED for not accepting it. And while every U.S. President has had his 'pet' projects, not only has President Obama been compared to more than one ancient Pharaoh, he is the President who has doubled our already enormous debt to fund his enormous ideologies.
Many of the numbers below are reflections of the reasons noted above.
$1 billion for monument to himself
$1 billion for heroin users requested by Obama
$1 billion in losses per year by Obamacare's largest insurer
$1 billion fraud on Medicare by just one nursing home in Florida
$1 billion raked in by meditation and mindfulness organizations
$1 billion lawsuit accuses Facebook of being Hamas tool
$1.2 billion taxpayers' dollars lost on failed Obamacare co-ops
$1.48 billion spent on guns and ammo by non-military federal agencies since 2006; there are now more bureaucrats with guns than U.S. marines
$1.7 billion paid by Obama shortly after Iran released U.S. sailors held hostage
$1.7 billion paid by Obama used to boost Iran's military
$2 billion spent on housing recovery by Treasury Dept
$2 billion a year; Illegal Immigrants Get More Food Stamp Benefits Than Poor American Citizens
$4 billion from taxpayers for 400 women pregnant with Zika babies here in the U.S.
$4.8 paid by Verizon to acquire Yahoo
$7.7 billion looted from the Treasury to pay off staggering Obamacare insurer losses
$15.6 billion in improper payments by IRS thru Earned Income Tax Credit program
$17 billion from U.S. to Arm Struggling Afghan Armed Forces as Taliban Surges
$33 billion for Puerto Rico debt forgiveness
$100 billion has flowed out of stocks so far this year
$100 billion, and counting, in costs for Obama's various regulations
$100 billion lost by world's largest pension fund on terrible stock investments
$111 billion underfunded for teachers' pensions in Chicago, and taxpayers are on the hook
$165 Billion Merchandise Trade Deficit in Q1
$180 billion PER MONTH flooding global markets per central bankers
$400 billion F-35 Should Be Ready For Combat in August claims Air Force
$560 billion in cuts from next year's budget needed to attain a debt rate of 40 percent of the economy claims CBO
$600 billion: White House budget deficit for 2016
$917 billion in credit card debt, and what that means (CNBC)
Billions in Possible Fraudulent Obamacare Payments
Billions paid by Obama for useless climate agreement