Thursday, May 07, 2009
Obama's idea of belt-tightening
Barack Obama said today he wants to cut $17 billion in wasteful spending from the federal budget by eliminating 121 programs.
The proposed cuts equal less than one-half of 1 percent of the total $3.4 trillion federal budget approved last week by the Democrats in Congress.
And 40 percent of the cuts were proposed by George W. Bush, but were rejected by Congress.
Obama said Americans are tightening their belts in these difficult times and Washington should do likewise. This is Obama’s idea of belt-tightening?
This is the same man who has spent $4 trillion during his first three months in office. This is the man who signed a $400 billion stop-gap budget that contained more than 8,000 pork projects in it. The same man who is planning to double the national debt over the next 10 years if his spending plans are approved by Congress.
The words "fiscal responsibility" and Barack Obama should never be spoken in the same sentence.
So pay no attention to the crazy man talking to himself, children.