Saturday, May 09, 2009

Obama's Budget Cuts

We all remember during the seemingly endless campaign that Obama said if we elected him he would go over the budget line by line and take his pen to strike out unnecessary spending. Well, he has evidently done exactly that. Since most people lose their sense of reality when billions and trillions are used to depict government spending, BestView has found another way to see how mightily Obama's pen was wielded. The headlines this week all said Obama was proposing cuts of $17 billion from his previously announced budget. Here is the math. The budget he put forth called for spending $11,600 for each American and the cuts, which Congress won't accept, come to $55.00. How is that for "Change You Can Believe In?"

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