Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Obama As Dr. Evil

In response to the growing angst with his massive spending, Obama has ordered his cabinet to cut . . . .

$100 million dollars

It was apparent during the campaign that Obama was a con man. As Krauthammer made clear in his column on Friday, nothing has changed. Obama is still playing fast and loose with the truth, exaggerating and making outright lies with amazing facility. Then there came this latest symbolic gesture made by Obama the other day that he played up as substantive. To put the substance of this $100 million gesture in perspective, there is this helpful visual from the Heritage Foundation via Q&O:

And this also from Dale Franks at Q&O:

As the AP “Spin Meter” puts it:

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.

He’s all about the sacrifice.

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