Thursday, May 7, 2009

The End of Waste?

"We can no longer afford to spend as if deficits don't matter and waste is not our problem," ..."We can no longer afford to leave the hard choices for the next budget, the next administration -- or the next generation." - President Barack Obama, 5/7/2009.


This is the perfect example of our President saying what he knows we want to hear, while doing something completely different. He is either referring to the 3+ trillion dollars of debt his administration has committed us to in the last 3 months, or the "mistakes of the past 8 years"? Probably both. Politicians love to place blame on everyone else.

I could scream when I hear our President say stuff like this while blatantly walking a different line. Luckily he has saved the day by announcing $17 billion in cuts of current programs, a mere .5% of the budget.

For your own edification, last years budget was about $3.1 trillion, $400 billion less than this year. These cuts being announced are a joke and a ruse. President Bush spent too much, and President Obama is making that look like chump change. Our President should at least be honest about his spending, and about how he thinks it will ultimately make things better. Why the charade?

Does anyone truly believe what he is saying?

It's a shame that real, passionate questions like this will never be addressed by our leaders. They are all so concerned about their political clout, that they have forgotten how to tell the truth.

THIS, is change we can believe in.