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Happy New Fiscal Year!

October 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments
Just For Fun · Macroeconomics · Policy

The textbook chapter that I was reviewing this morning opens with the following:

Every year, the President delivers a budget proposal like this one, the proposed budget for 2010, for approval by congress. The President’s budget details proposed government spending for the coming fiscal year, which begins on October 1. The Congressional budget committees will then begin drafting budget resolutions to pass along to the House and Senate.

Weird coincidence, right? As such, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Fiscal Year. I wanted to have a visual representation of this event, so I tried to go out and buy Happy New Years party hats and noisemakers. However, the invisible hand of the market apparently doesn’t support easy access to New Years items at the beginning of October, so I’ll just have to go with this instead:

(Don’t judge- it was an 80’s-themed party. Also, I appreciate that my friends are good sports.) Even better than this? My birthday is on New Fiscal Year’s Eve…so yes, I did celebrate the arrival of the new year in style thankyouverymuch. 🙂

Tags: Just For Fun · Macroeconomics · Policy

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rob // Oct 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    happy (belated) birthday

  • 2 The Unqualified Economist // Oct 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you interwebs…

  • 3 econgirl // Oct 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Allow me to clarify- I wanted to find said items in the Boston area so that my need for immediate gratification would be satisfied and I could take a goofy picture with a hat, noisemaker and econ book. But no dice.

  • 4 Ben // Oct 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    in your review, please be sure to note that Congress should be capitalized, unless of course you are reviewing the Economics of the Kama Sutra, in which case “approval by [lower case] congress” is probably appropriate, and much more interesting.

  • 5 econgirl // Oct 1, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Technically that is outside my jurisdiction since I was brought on to review the problem sets that accompany the text…but I will admit that that particular issue irked me enough that I couldn’t resist pointing it out.

  • 6 John F. Opie // Oct 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday!

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