"We must've gotten all that money when we stopped buying those $3,000 hammers."Christopher Meacham
"I propose that a gold-doubloon-filled national vault be built in which all U.S. citizens may frolic and shout 'I'm rich! I'm rich!'"Suzanne Gamble
"This is great. Now we can finally pay off .0000002 percent of the interest on the national debt."Meredith Wynegar
"Imagine that–all this happening right before an election. What luck."Jim Nettles
"Seventy billion might seem like a lot but just wait until the government finds out how much tax it'll have to pay on it."Rick Randolph
"Do you think we should put that money toward bailing out our bankrupt Social Security system? Me neither. PlayStations for all!"Eric Milbourne
The 1998 fiscal year ended with a federal budget surplus of $70 billion, the first surplus in three decades. What do you think?