Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Barack's big whoop budget cuts
You wonder why he even bothered. Having promised to go through the budget "line by line" with a gimlet eye looking for waste and unnecessary spending, after proposing a budget of $3.5 trillion with a deficit of $1.3 to $1.8 trillion (depending on how you count certain things) he comes up with a proposal to cut all of $17 billion? That's one half of one percent of his budget proposal. And the kicker is that Congress, which (both parties included) is even more fiscally irresponsible, probably won't even approve those insignificant cuts. About half of the proposals were in the Bushlet's proposed budget cuts last year but were saved. The Register was dismayed, to say the least.