Dave Barry on the Federal Budget Deficit
What is the federal budget deficit?
It is a gigantic number of dollars - like 300 jillion skillion drillion - that the federal government is spending, despite not actually having it.
Is that legal?
It is if you have nuclear weapons.
Why does the government spend so much money?
Because it must pay for important federal programs, such as Social Security, the War on Terrorism, and the artificial rain forest in Iowa.