Tuesday, March 15, 2011

No Social Security reform from this White House - Moe Lane reads between the lines of a story from the Hill and correctly declares: "No SS reform from Obama Administration."

This is all theater from this Administration to spray a patina of "fiscal seriousness" before the inevitable election year pivot to "defending Grandma's check." It's pretty obvious from Obama's kiss-off to the Deficit Commission that he's going to nothing to tackle our long-term debt problem.


The Bard of Murdock said...

Budget: Act III, Scene II

With apologies to William Shakespeare, author of Julius Caesar

Friends, Members, Senators, lend me your ears;
I come to praise Obama, not harm him.
The deficits men leave live on for years,
The life of surpluses is very slim;
So it is with Barack too. The noble Reid
Hath told you that Barack’s a budget hawk:
If it were so, we should in truth pay heed,
And frequently we all have heard that talk.
Here, under leave of Harry and the rest –
For Harry is an honorable man;
So are they all, as I can sure attest –
Come I to ask for a new master plan.
Obama gave us all Obamacare,
But Harry said he is a budget hawk;
And Harry is a gentleman foursquare.
And have we not all heard Barack’s sweet-talk?
Did he not say that we should spread the wealth?
Does this Obama seem to penny-pinch?
When everyone receives free care for health?
I think the fists of thrift should have more clinch.
Yet Harry calls him parsimonious.
And Harry is a truthful man for sure.
Obama signed the stimulus excess,
With payoffs for his unions to secure,
With other organizers: Minginess?
Yet Harry sees only a budget hawk.
And Harry’s honor seeps with all largesse.
I speak not to engage in just small talk,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love Barack, not without cause:
But now is time to deficits forgo.
O spending! Thou art fled to blind applause,
And men have lost their reason! Bear with me;
My heart is in decline much like our land,
And I must pause till it come back to me.


The Dennis Miller's Tale said...

Conservative comedy, ladies and gentlemen! Let's give a big invisible hand to conservative comedy!

Anonymous said...

As oppossed to the liberal comedy that is the Obama budget proposal.

The Dennis Miller's Tale said...

BOOM! Two for two! Was I right, or was I right?