It is so obvious that the president and his staff think the American people are so stupid they can”t count to a billion! Okay, well maybe we don’t have time to count, but we do know the difference between a hundred million and the billions that Washington is committed to blowing every year. We’re not fooled and we’re definitely not impressed by the attempt.
The key line from Obama is that “none of these things alone are going to make a difference,” except, of course, that “they start setting a tone.” Obama is exactly right. They are not going to make a difference, and he has no intention to make real cuts… but… he does have EVERY INTENTION of “setting a tone” of making cuts. As long as the American people think he’s trying to cut spending, that’s all that really matters to him. Then, he can go right on with his tax and spend agenda, and Americans will actually feel good about it. That’s his plan, anyway. Incredible.
Thankfully, not everyone was buying into the rhetoric. At Monday’s White House press briefing, Spokesman Robert Gibbs was taken to task for touting how significant the $100 million in “cuts” were. One reporter called Gibbs on the fact that just a few weeks ago, Gibbs was noting that $8 billion in earmarks was small compared to the overall size of the spending bill.
via GOPUSA – The Loft.