I’m not saying that all of these should be eliminated but he makes a good point.
Archive for January, 2010
Did you see Obama hand the Republicans their lunch today? Say what you will about him…but he knows the issues, he’s smart as hell, he’s got balls, and a persona that commands respect.
I haven’t rendered my own verdict on this. I’m still trying to get the facts straight. Perhaps Obama should have done the same. I’m just saying.
Well I’m sure you are still giddy over the speech. Man that guy is good. I’ll say this. There was a lot I really liked, there were some things I absolutely hated and there were some things that I just wasn’t sure about his sincerity on. I’ll definitely address some items over the coming days but here are two things I liked and one thing I didn’t. I liked his request to congress to enact the pay as you go formula that worked so well for Clinton and Gingrich. I don’t know all the details of it but I have heard many conservatives calling for something like this to come back. I liked his requests for earmark disclosures. I didn’t like the euphemism that he used liberally throughout the speech of “investment.” If you went through his text and replaced investment with spending, it would sound a lot different.
Well it looks like Obama is going to use the hatchet rather than the scalpel. I say yes he can!!!! The Repubs and conservative pundits will say this is largely symbolic and if you run the #s it is (250 billion in 10 years, only affecting 17% of the budget.) That said, a symbolic gesture is great news to me. I am 100% behind Obama on this one. I will bestow a great amount of respect for him if he focuses on going through the budget line by line and makes serious cuts. 6.9 billion is only .00575% of the deficit, not the budget. Here are a couple of other #s:
US Federal Debt: 12.325 trillion
US Federal Debt per person: $39,945 per tax payer: $112,862
Personal Debt: 16.678 trillion: per person: $54,051
US total debt (household, business, state, local, financial institutions and federal): 54 trillion: total debt per person: $177,629
US unfunded liabilities (future social security, medicare and prescriptions: 107 trillion: per person: $347,295
Do you see a problem with this? I do.
Why are the Colts offensive lineman allowed to come out of their stance after being set, and not be called for movement? Just because Manning is a spaz at the line of scrimmage doesn’t mean they should be able to move. Any other team would be called for that. Agree?