Apr 20 2009

Has Team Obama Lost Their Collective Minds?

Published by at 8:06 pm under All General Discussions


How dumb does Team Obama think Americans are?

First, in  a year where the Obama administration is planning on spending nearly $2,000,000,000,000, they come out and propose  a measly $100,000 in budget cuts so as to appear to be concerned about out of control government spending (who says the tea parties haven’t rattled the Dems?):

Cut a latte or two out of your annual budget and you’ve just done as much belt-tightening as President Barack Obama asked of his Cabinet on Monday.

The thrifty measures Obama ordered for federal agencies are the equivalent of asking a family that spends $60,000 in a year to save $6.

Obama made his push for frugality the subject of his first Cabinet meeting, ensuring it would command the capital’s attention. It also set off outbursts of mental math and scribbled calculations as political friend and foe tried to figure out its impact.

Emphasis mine. This seems more like an SNL or Monty Python skit it is so laughable. But it surely is getting attention – we have never seen such incompetence and stupidity without a laugh track.

Then Team Obama comes out and requests an increase in FOREIGN spending which is 1,000 times the laughable belt tightening they trotted out – specifically $100,000,000,000. Is this a joke?

Update: The BS was running deep and thick in the White House Presser today (H/T Gateway Pundit):

Link: AP, Tapper Confront Obama Admin Over $100 Million

Update: Reader Crosspatch referred us to this visual representation of how miniscule the Obama proposal truly is – and yes, that small dot is the size of Obama’s plan to save money compared to his many plans to spend, which are not shown additively. If we tally Obama’s plans for two terms that large circle is multiplied by 4! Clearly this proposal was for dupes.

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “Has Team Obama Lost Their Collective Minds?”

  1. kathie says:

    It appears that his guy is little more then show. Maybe the next time a million tea party people will show up.

  2. Dc says:

    I have to say…the MP photo made me chuckle 🙂

  3. crosspatch says:

    AJ, the graphic in this article helps put things into the proper perspective.

  4. dhunter says:

    Crosspatch the link doesn’t work.

  5. Frogg says:

    Recent Rasmussen poll shows 52% view tea parties favorably (32% view it unfavorably)…..and 25% say they know of someone who attended.


    The public is cleary watching this debate about our financial situation as a country. Obama is used to being able to to use rhetoric that sounds good to get his support. Thus he talks “fiscal responsibility”, “cutting wasteful programs”, and “reducing deficit”. I think the problem may be that Americans trully are paying attention to the details this time. They can see thru rhetoric that doesn’t match reality.

  6. Frogg says:

    VIDEO: Margaret Thatcher on income redistribution, central banks, etc:


    No wonder Reagan and Thatcher made such a great team on the global scene.

  7. crosspatch says:

    It did work, site appears to down now. Maybe the great and powerful Oz linked to it or something and /.ed the server.

    Try this:


  8. russellshih says:

    Many of Obama’s supporters think this is just great. Why–because some of them haven’t got two cents to rub together, and that’s my two cents worth on that. They are sitting back waiting for their check from the rest of us who are working. Sad but absolutely true. The “shucks” have their man in the White House. Those of you from Arkansas know what I’m talking about.

  9. gwood says:

    This will resonate with the masses. I own a business, and have had to cut 15% of my expenses to keep it alive. Most households are facing the same choice. Point zero-zero-two-nine should become as well known as “yes we can”. This issue (blunder) can have significant legs.

  10. lacegrl130 says:

    I am taking my lead from the President and cutting $1.67 from my budget…

  11. crosspatch says:

    Even Paul Krugman isn’t buying it:

    “pretty soon, even here in Washington, it adds up to real money,” says the president.

    Except, you know, really it doesn’t. Let’s say the administration finds $100 million in efficiencies every working day for the rest of the Obama administration’s first term. That’s still around $80 billion, or around 2% of one year’s federal spending.

  12. crosspatch says:

    Looks like the people aren’t buying it either. Obama’s “strong” support continues to erode. His “overall” support is down to 54%, lowest to date.

    Note that most of his erosion in popularity isn’t a gain in “strongly disapprove” but in a loss of “strongly approve”. The “strongly disapprove” number has been trending flat since the middle of March or so. The “strongly approve” had been trending down since that time.

  13. cochino says:

    I think we should give Obama and Gibbs a break on this one. If we can somehow keep up that rate of deficit reduction, by June 21, 2247, the nation will be virtually debt-free.

  14. Redteam says:

    I was going to take out an ad informing the merchants in my city to expect my spending to be cut by $3.19 this year but I found out it would cost $6.38. So even if I reduced other spending by the 3.19 my net spending would be up by .0029% and I realized that would be ‘runaway’ spending so I didn’t place the ad. I’m probably not gonna cut the 3.19 either. I’m gonna e-mail the Admin and ask them to forgive me for not doing my part in cutting spending by .0029%. I realize that will likely be a crushing blow to them.

    sark off