Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We're slashing everything! Well, there are exceptions

I got a kick out of President Obama's big announcement that he was going to freeze the federal budget to save money over the next decade.

Well, except for Medicare and Social Security. And interest on the national debt. And military spending. And certain social programs. In fact, just a tiny sliver of stuff.

Wait...where have I heard this before?

Navin: For one dollar I'll guess you weight, your height, or your sex.
The most exciting thing on the midway. Imagine the thrill of getting your weight guessed by a professional. You can blow up your cheeks, you can stick out your chest, but you're not going to fool the guesser. How about you sir? Step right up!

Carnival Rube: Hey honey, let's see how good this guy is. What'd I win?

Navin: Uh, anything in this general area right in here. Anything below the stereo and on this side of the bicentennial glasses. Anything between the ashtrays and the thimble. Anything in this three inches right in here in this area. That includes the Chiclets, but not the erasers.
Chiclets for everyone!

Extra - Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight calls the spending freeze "a mistake on par with John McCain's 'suspending my campaign' gaffe."

More - Open Left (!) writes "It's official: Obama is an idiot."

And there's this - As Obama plans to save $25 billion a year: "CBO projects 2010 budget deficit at $1.35 trillion."

1 comment:

Bram said...

The Republicans should have the Youtube guy with the pennies do the rebuttal tonight.