One thing that is fun about reading Pravda is their twisted translations from Russian to English that render the subject matter incomprehensible. Like this passage:
The US government plans to spend $286 billion on the implementation of the law during the forthcoming six years. Furthermore, Bush had to cut the costs of the law, which originally made up $400 billion. The US Treasury, however, will have to spend only $12.3 billion during ten years to guarantee the energy security and independence within the scope of the recently passed energy policy law. NASA's annual budget makes up $16 billion. Therefore, the sum of $400 billion makes a huge sum of money even from the point of view of American financial standards.Huh? Let's see now, the economy is growing at close to a 4% clip which is a very healthy number, unemployment is down to 5%, its lowest since the dot com bubble exploded, inflation is at 3% or something near that and the budget deficit just got carved back by some 80 billion dollars or so. All this in spite of $60 a barrel - and rising - oil prices and a war that is costing us 100 billion dollars a year to fight. The Russians should pray for such economic misery and hope that soon their economy will begin collapsing at the same rate as ours.
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