April 13, 2011

Shut Her Down Boys.

I just love the feel of smoke being blown up my backside, don't you? Yesterday, after the world hailed the budget deal as a divine miracle pulling us back from the brink of disaster we learn the comprimise was just smoke and mirrors, it was just a fabrication, it was just plain made up. From John Podhoretz:  
The big news today is that the $38.5 billion in budget cuts announced with such fanfare on Friday night mostly aren’t real. A good deal of it involves money from previous years and previous budgets that hasn’t actually been spent. As the AP puts it, the budget deal is

financed with a lot of one-time savings and cuts that officially ‘score’ as savings to pay for spending elsewhere, but that often have little to no actual impact on the deficit…cuts to earmarks, unspent census money, leftover federal construction funding, and $2.5 billion from the most recent renewal of highway programs that can’t be spent because of restrictions set by other legislation. Another $3.5 billion comes from unused spending authority from a program providing health care to children of lower-income families.
The total amount actually cut appears to be $ somewhere between8 and $14.7 billion.
Either John Boehner was hoodwinked by Obama in which case he should be replaced for incompetence or he was complicit in which case he should be replaced and run out of town on one of Obama's high speed rails. In any event the actual vote for this Crap Sandwich is later this week and this travesty must not stand. Shut her down boys.

Now You See the Cut, Now You Don't

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