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Obama’s Budget From Fantasyland

How is President Obama going to stanch the bleeding of red ink and get us on a path of fiscal solvency?


The president next month will release a political document dressed up as a budget calling for an additional $56 billion for programs in areas such as education, manufacturing and job training.

He will announce, according to the Washington Post, The End of the Era of Austerity:

With the 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to the era of austerity that has dogged much of his presidency and to his efforts to find common ground with Republicans. Instead, the president will focus on pumping new cash into job training, early-childhood education and other programs aimed at bolstering the middle class, providing Democrats with a policy blueprint heading into the midterm elections.

It’s just the latest example of Obama floating along, trying to have the presidency he always wanted, while real world concerns like $16 trillion in debt are left for more serious people to deal with down the road.

Don’t worry, at least there’s no new debt. The spending will be “offset” by the spoils from class warfare – that is, taxing the rich. And some spending cuts in other areas.

A political document this is because surely the White House realizes it’s a nonstarter in the House.

Even the small profile in courage Obama planned to paint of himself, a reduction in Social Security benefit increases for some by using “chained CPI,” has been jettisoned as a sop to senior voters.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid immediately move to demagogue the issue:

President Obama’s budget will be a powerful statement of Democratic principles. In particular, I commend President Obama for his commitment to keeping Social Security strong, and for rejecting Republican calls to cut badly needed cost-of-living increases.

Obama is scheduled to begin bashing Republicans over the head with his new budget March 4.

28 Responses to Obama’s Budget From Fantasyland

    • Yes, what DOES that mean. I looked it up on Bing, found these definitions:

      “Definition of austerity (n)
      Bing Dictionary
      aus·ter·i·ty[ aw stérrətee ]
      1.severity or plainness: severity of discipline, regime, expression, or design
      2.economy measure: a saving, economy, or act of self-denial, especially in respect of something regarded as a luxury
      3.enforced thrift: thrift imposed as government policy, with restricted access to or availability of consumer goods”

      Hmm. Does that mean that there will be an end to the endless vacations & golf? And what thrift? Discipline???

  1. He is constantly campaigning. It is politics. He puts out a crazy budget full of freebies so he can continue to tell the masses that Republicans want them to starve. Then, as Keith wrote, when the election is safely in his favor he will leave it to someone else to clean it up (and face the wrath of the same masses) as he slips away and keeps his great historical “legacy”.

  2. The most interesting statement in the Washington Post article:

    “[The budget] also assumes that a sharp, but somewhat mysterious slowdown in health-care spending will continue throughout the next decade.”

    I’d love to hear more about the explanation and reasoning behind that assumption.

  3. Typical government mentality. Rather than finding solutions to problems, government just tosses more taxpayer dollars at them hoping that they will eventually resolve themselves. Sound vaguely familiar? It should. Historically, our intrepid congress and various administrations have been doing the same thing over and over again since the 1940’s; and until we quit electing imbeciles to congress and the witless house, things will not change.

  4. Two Points to Ponder
    Copied from anther website.

    Our Contributor, has two points to ponder:
    1. We are urged to not judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge all Gun Owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works.
    2. We constantly hear how Social Security is going to run out of money. How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money? What’s interesting is the first group worked for their money, but the second didn’t.

  5. And just like every one of his previous “budgets” they will be voted down by every senator and there will be no mention of that in the MSM. It will only be about the evil Republicans that won’t do anything.