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May 14, 2009

Obama: Hey, How Come I Get No Credit for "Cutting" 1% of the Budget?

Hmmmm...

How about this line from a previous post:

Two weeks ago, the president proposed $17 billion in budget cuts, with plans to eliminate or reduce 121 federal programs. Republicans ridiculed the amount, saying that it represented one-half of 1 percent of the entire budget. They noted that Obama is seeking an $81 billion increase in other spending.

In related news, no one's giving me credit for starting posting an hour earlier every day (and, um, posting four hours later than that).

Here's another reason, Bammy: "Proposed" cuts you know you won't get and won't push for are kinda-sorta, what's the word, "imaginary."

You will, on the other hand, get most or all (and maybe even more!) of your increased spending.

You've worked this out in advance with the Congress you control. You claim you want to cut $17 billion, pretendin' to be all prudent 'n stuff, and they say No, kthanxbai, and then you happily both agree to spend another $100 billion, because, hey, gotta find that "common ground." Or somethin'.

Obama seems to want an awful lot of credit for things he hasn't actually done yet.

You know what I want credit for?

For being the first man on Mars.

I have a present intention of doing that in the future. 'Round next July, I'm thinking. I need a few months to get in shape with some jogging and maybe earn my doctorate in aeronautics.

So where is my Corvette and my ticker-tape parade?

How callow and juvenile is this "man"? He wants credit for things he hasn't done yet. He doesn't get why he gets less credit for stuff he hasn't done (and won't do) than he gets blame for stuff he already actually did (namely, signing into law a budget loaded with pork).

Is he still doing "blow"?


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