Obama: How about I show you my economic plan next month? Update: Lincoln got criticized a lot too, says new Lincoln

posted at 7:40 pm on August 15, 2011 by Allahpundit

All it took to get him to focus was a months-long economic slowdown, an unprecedented downgrade by S&P, and, I guess, this NYT editorial.

In response to a question at a town hall in Decorah, Iowa, Monday evening, President Obama said that when Congress returns in September, “I’ll be putting forward…a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control our deficit. And my attitude is get it done.

“And if they don’t get it done,” he continued, “then we’ll be running against a Congress that isn’t doing anything for the American people and the choice will be very stark and very clear.”

Translation: I hope they don’t get it done so that I can run around questioning their patriotism instead. At the risk of getting you really excited about what he has in mind for Recovery Winter, here’s a tantalizing tidbit buried in a Times story over the weekend. More bureaucracy + heavy-handed election-ready “branding” = crazy delicious:

Administration officials say that their focus is on a number of smaller programs that could benefit the economy, a theme Mr. Obama has emphasized in his recent speeches…

The administration may also merge the Department of Commerce, the Office of the United States Trade Representative and some economic divisions at the State Department into a new agency, administration officials said. Possible names include the Department of Jobs or the Department of Competitiveness.

The Department of Jobs is not to be confused with the Department of Labor, whose chief task these days is reminding Americans periodically why the feds are desperate enough to consider something as stupid as a Department of Jobs in the first place.

Here’s the latest video of him questioning Republicans’ patriotism from his bus tour today, which, you’ll recall, is supposed to be official state business, not politicking for his reelection campaign. You’ll be pleased to know that the original draft of his speech last week in which he attacked them for the first time was milder in tone; it was The One himself who added the “country first” crap to maximize his electoral leverage. Exit question: What’s the real cause of America’s economic malaise? Could it be … bad luck?

Update: While America’s worried about unemployment, The One’s busy wondering where he ranks in the annals of Legendarily Righteous American Statesmen Unfairly Vilified By Mean-Spirited Opponents:

“When you listen to what the Federalists said about the Anti-Federalists, and the names that Jefferson called Hamilton and back and forth — I mean those guys were tough,” Obama said. “Lincoln — they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me. So democracy has never been for the faint of heart.”

The president has had historical analogies on his mind lately. At a high-dollar fundraiser in New York City last Thursday, he discussed the difficulties he has faced recently and included a meditation on Martin Luther King, Jr. “I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times,” the president said.

Follow the link and see what sort of “tough” questions he’s getting on this bus tour.

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He sure is talking a lot on this listening tour.

JammieWearingFool on August 15, 2011 at 7:56 PM

And the more this goes on, the more pissed I get. Any fool can see right thru this. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!

capejasmine on August 15, 2011 at 8:22 PM

How about this quote today.

“You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks,” Obama said during a town hall forum in Cannon Falls, Minn. “There is a place for SUVs and trucks, but as gas prices keep on going up, you have got to understand the market. People are going to try to save money.”

aquaviva on August 15, 2011 at 8:21 PM

What an idiot.

The per-unit loss by GM and Chrysler is much less on SUVs and trucks than it is for regular cars, let alone on turkeys like the Volt.

teke184 on August 15, 2011 at 8:23 PM

so Bambi understands the auto markets now? well, after all, he is CEO of GM & Chrysler. bought with our $.

kelley in virginia on August 15, 2011 at 8:25 PM

barack Abebama

kelley in virginia on August 15, 2011 at 8:26 PM

time to watch some Wagon Train. it is in black & white. clearly racist.

kelley in virginia on August 15, 2011 at 8:26 PM

FDR? MLK? JFK? Who the hell is this guy? I don’t think he knows!

GarandFan on August 15, 2011 at 8:27 PM

If Obama isn’t careful ..he will be mediocre and then have to run another term….

Oh wait.

Electrongod on August 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Obama’s economic plan status reminds me of I’ll-get-back-to-you-on-that Huntsman. At least Huntsman’s excuse is barely tolerable. Good thing Obama is laser focused in jobs. /

conservative pilgrim on August 15, 2011 at 8:31 PM

I wish I had gotten here earlier. This post is the most snark rich environment I’ve seen in a long time.

I can’t believe anyone who has ever even heard of Monty Python could suggest the Department of Jobs with a straight face. It’s the most preposterous idea I’ve heard out of DC in a long time.

I’m sure that it’s just the beginning, though. Smells like desperation to me.

SlaveDog on August 15, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Seriously, could you come up with a more Randian Department name?

John_Locke on August 15, 2011 at 8:31 PM

s/b *on

conservative pilgrim on August 15, 2011 at 8:32 PM

FDR? MLK? JFK? Who the hell is this guy? I don’t think he knows!

GarandFan on August 15, 2011 at 8:27 PM

We always wants to be someone else.

faraway on August 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM

What is wrong with Ben Stein?

SlaveDog on August 15, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Update: Lincoln Carter got criticized a lot too, says new Lincoln Carter

Lon Chaney on August 15, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Update: Lincoln 12th Imam got criticized a lot too, says new Lincoln 12th Imam

Lon Chaney on August 15, 2011 at 8:39 PM

This guy is more the laughing stock week by week.

petefrt on August 15, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Competitive Department of Competitiveness

Good Solid B-Plus on August 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Update: Lincoln Joe Isuzu got criticized a lot too, says new Lincoln Joe Isuzu

Lon Chaney on August 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM

What is wrong with Ben Stein?

SlaveDog on August 15, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Stein is a jackass loudmouth. Don’t know why Laura bothers with him.

slickwillie2001 on August 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM

He sure is talking a lot on this listening tour.

JammieWearingFool on August 15, 2011 at 7:56 PM


He’s talking alot, but he’s not saying anything.
Say something once, why say it again!

massrighty on August 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Stein is a jackass loudmouth. Don’t know why Laura bothers with him.

slickwillie2001 on August 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Yep.

SlaveDog on August 15, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Update: Lincoln Mad Hatter got criticized a lot too, says new Lincoln Mad Hatter

Lon Chaney on August 15, 2011 at 8:42 PM

And who has Obama liberated that he presumes to compare himself to Lincoln?

Sharr on August 15, 2011 at 8:47 PM

GAAAA, the only thing the guy worries about right now is his upcoming election, yet he’s out there spouting rumors about creating a plan while in reality he’s out there campaigning for his reelection. If you’re so concerned about jobs and the economy, get off the dam bus and GO HOME AND MAKE A PLAN!!!! Sheesh.

scalleywag on August 15, 2011 at 8:48 PM

“And if they don’t get it done,” he continued, “then we’ll be running against a Congress that isn’t doing anything for the American people and the choice will be very stark and very clear”


Obama is planning to duplicate Truman’s 1948 campaign when he ran against the “Do Nothing” Republican Comgress and a guy who looked like he fell off a wedding cake. Although “Give’m Hell” Harry Truman had pretty terrible poll numbers, Dewey stopped campaigning (sort of like what Romney is doing this year) and so lost to an encumbatant President (sort of like what Romney is doing this year).

Fred 2 on August 15, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Obama’s talent show is failing.

Key West Reader on August 15, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Heh! good one KWR

ted c on August 15, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Hmm. Bad luck. As Instapundit would point out:

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

lorien1973 on August 15, 2011 at 8:50 PM

And who has Obama liberated that he presumes to compare himself to Lincoln?

Sharr on August 15, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Lincoln had no birth records, or college transcripts, either.
So, you can see where Obama gets the analogy from.

/

massrighty on August 15, 2011 at 8:52 PM

“then we’ll be running against a Congress that isn’t doing anything for the American people”

Isn’t doing anything except recklessly spending money we don’t have and enacting laws like ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank that are suffocating the American economy.

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the show?

Blackacre on August 15, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Carter Lincoln got criticized a lot too, says new Carter Lincoln.

FIFY

RedNewEnglander on August 15, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Given the way Lincoln’s presidency ended, I’m pretty sure Lincoln’s critics were a little harder core.

Chuck Schick on August 15, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Obama’s talent show is failing.

Key West Reader on August 15, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Heh! good one KWR

ted c on August 15, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Calling Chuck Barry, calling Chuck Barry! Where is that big gong and hook?

bluemarlin on August 15, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I saw he’s still blaming the Japanese earthquake for the economy. It’s everyone’s fault but his.

vcferlita on August 15, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Jimmy Carter and James Bachanan were also criticized. And rightly so. Being criticized is not in itself a mark of greatness. If it was the 1962 Mets would be rememebered as the greatest baseball team in history.

Fred 2 on August 15, 2011 at 9:00 PM

“You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks,” Obama said during a town hall forum in Cannon Falls, Minn. “There is a place for SUVs and trucks, but as gas prices keep on going up, you have got to understand the market. People are going to try to save money.”

 
My goodness, it’s almost like he’s never run a car company before:
 
Per Time magazine:

Analysts say the spacious Suburban holds $10,000 to $15,000 in profit per vehicle.

 
Per India Times:

The big pickup truck, with its estimated $10,000 per vehicle profit margin, is critical for GM.

 
The fed/union takeover distorted GMs numbers on profit-per-car, but they were making about $1200 off of each small car pre-Obama.
 
So yes sir, Mr. President, there’s definitely a place for trucks and SUVs. It’s the front of the car lot, easily seen from the road.

rogerb on August 15, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Lincoln used to split wood, Obama just hits tee shots with ‘em…..

like Lincoln.

ted c on August 15, 2011 at 9:07 PM

FDR? MLK? JFK? Who the hell is this guy? I don’t think he knows!

GarandFan on August 15, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Heh. When you’re nothing you want to be something. He just can’t decide which — Lincoln, Martin Luther King (or maybe Martin Luther?), Reagan, Carter?

(Hint: it’s Carter)

Jaibones on August 15, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Now he’s more maligned than Lincoln ? Jeez, they’re eventually going to lead this guy away in a straitjacket babbling “My name is Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht.”

teacherman on August 15, 2011 at 9:08 PM

mark steyn’s take on the department of jobs

chasdal on August 15, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Jimmy Carter and James Bachanan were also criticized. And rightly so. Being criticized is not in itself a mark of greatness. If it was the 1962 Mets would be rememebered as the greatest baseball team in history.

Fred 2 on August 15, 2011 at 9:00 PM

This thin-skinned narcissist is not used to being criticized. So, in his mind, the only answer is that he must be Lincoln or something. The truth is too hard to bear.

Blackacre on August 15, 2011 at 9:10 PM

New England Patriots in 2007 : Detroit Lions in 2008 :: Obama’s image in 2008 : Obama’s reality in 2011

teke184 on August 15, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Obama said. “Lincoln — they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me. So democracy has never been for the faint of heart.”

Does this mean he’s a member of the Log Cabin Socialists?/

Or, maybe it means he played with Lincoln Logs as a child? Nah, I doubt they had those in Indonesia.

I can’t find any rational connection between Zero and Lincoln other than the above.

As for the Department of Jobs/Competitiveness, it’s yet another WinningTheFuture moment. I’ve lost count. .

Opinionator on August 15, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Lincoln used to split wood, Obama just hits tee shots with ‘em…..

like Lincoln.

ted c on August 15, 2011 at 9:07 PM


..Lincoln was the “rail splitter”; just “failed bitter”.

The War Planner on August 15, 2011 at 9:15 PM

President Abrammy LinCarter,

Let me help you, help me:

- Reverse every new (stupid, lefty) regulation you have placed on American businesses, including your socialist health insurance boondoggle;

- Tell your Douchebag-Democrat Super Committee Special Interest Clown Parade to agree with the GOP on a restructuring and flattening of the tax code, removing all of the social engineering junk, wealth redistribution, and corporate welfare — and gaining some revenue;

- Then tell them to review and confirm defense spending and cut domestic junk spending back to 2008 levels.

Then STFU and get out of the way and watch the economy grow by 5-8% for the next two years.

Jaibones on August 15, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Mr President, how about coming up with just one thing you have promised with no strings attached. Can’t claim the health bill cause it already has over a thousand exemptions.

mixplix on August 15, 2011 at 9:16 PM

You know who else got criticized a lot? George W. Bush.

JohnJ on August 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Exit question: What’s the real cause of America’s economic malaise? Could it be … bad luck?

Heaven forbid bad luck. It’s because he should have created the Department of Jobs, before divoting to Obamneycare. /s

AH_C on August 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM

It’s because he should have created the Department of Jobs, before divoting to Obamneycare. /s

AH_C on August 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM

lol

Opinionator on August 15, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Department of Jobs? LOL!

Why do the slogans

“WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.”

spring to mind?

Obama, the “Master Manipulator,” is starting to sound more and more like Big Brother every day.

NavyMustang on August 15, 2011 at 9:22 PM

President Obama…I’ve read about Lincoln. You’re no Lincoln.
You’re not even a Carter.

kingsjester on August 15, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Yep.
I’d say that he’s more of a Dick.
And I don’t mean Nixon.

justltl on August 15, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Is Obama losing it? I’m beginning to think he’s going off the deep end.

SlaveDog on August 15, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Is Obama losing it? I’m beginning to think he’s going off the deep end.

SlaveDog on August 15, 2011 at 9:42 PM

He’s about an inch away from accusing someone of stealing his strawberries.

justltl on August 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM

It’s tough out there for a pimp,I mean a Lincoln.

docflash on August 15, 2011 at 9:54 PM

He’s about an inch away from accusing someone of stealing his strawberries.

justltl on August 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Couldn’t have said it better.

SlaveDog on August 15, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Obama’s economic plan will be the unveiling of the Department of Vacations and the Department of Golf, with Cabinet level Czars.

ErnstBlofeld on August 15, 2011 at 10:11 PM

So, who’s Obama going to free? The White people?

No? Why not?

Speakup on August 15, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Would be very funny if he proposed and got one of his jobs bill that caused him to run thru his debt ceiling and had to ask for another increase before the election.

Oleta on August 15, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Obama: How about I show you my economic plan next month?

Give him a break. He already did one. It’s just that he put it aside for safe keeping–along with his original birth certificate. And now he can’t remember where they are.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on August 15, 2011 at 10:20 PM

In response to a question at a town hall in Decorah, Iowa, Monday evening, President Obama said that when Congress returns in September, “I’ll be putting forward…a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control our deficit. And my attitude is get it done.

“Actually, I’ll finally have a plan together after almost 3 years as POTUS, just as soon as I’m done campaigning this week and after my two week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Oh, and after that, it’ll be Labor Day, so maybe sometime in September.”

PatMac on August 15, 2011 at 10:28 PM

So, who’s Obama going to free? The White people?

No? Why not?

Speakup on August 15, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Are you kidding? If he thought he could get away with it, Obama would be passing laws to stop white flight. Especially now that he appears to be trying to seed Section 8 housing in every neighborhood.

And I don’t think I need to tell you why; it’s not too tough to figure out. (hint: who pays the most in taxes and who sucks up the most tax bennies?)

Uncle Sams Nephew on August 15, 2011 at 10:31 PM

More like Lincoln Chafee !

bayview on August 15, 2011 at 10:34 PM

I wonder if there is an actual bottom limit of ‘punkness’.

Every time you think you have a grasp of just how big a punk the pResident is, he manages to go down another notch.

LegendHasIt on August 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

I’m so sick of this guy I can’t stand it. He sits up there and tells everyone what John Boehner turned down, for a plan he never had on the table. Boehner has already said he stuck his neck out for $800 billion worth of revenue increases that Obama turned down.

I don’t believe this guy is capable of getting re-elected because there’s no way he can unite the country behind him, at this stage. There is nothing in that speech that says, “vote for me” all he’s doing is bashing the republicans and he’s doing it while doing nothing.

Once again, he tells us he’s got a plan to have a plan, in September. Wow!!! It’s not like we haven’t had a problem with unemployment until this Summer. I know his plan, because he’s been telegraphing it for a week or so, extend the tax credit for workers, extend unemployment benefits, etc. etc. nothing new and, if the Republicans say most workers have already had 99 weeks, they’ll be labeled as mean-spirited for trying to starve the poor unemployed people.

Vote Republican and only be called a racist one more time.

bflat879 on August 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM

I’m pretty sure Zero meant Lincoln Continental.

viking01 on August 15, 2011 at 10:50 PM

I’m pretty sure Zero meant Lincoln Continental.

viking01 on August 15, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Probably Ford Edsel.

Lon Chaney on August 15, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Obama, the “Master Manipulator,” is starting to sound more and more like Big Brother every day.

NavyMustang on August 15, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Won’t be if we can vote him out next year. I won’t feel better until he’s actually gone…outta there…finished…over.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Calling Chuck Barry, calling Chuck Barry! Where is that big gong and hook?

bluemarlin on August 15, 2011 at 8:57 PM

What’s he gonna do? The Duck Walk and a bitchin Johnny B. Goode?

/

Christien on August 15, 2011 at 11:10 PM

New England Patriots in 2007

teke184 on August 15, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Wow, I never knew Don Shula posted at Hot Air.

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2011 at 11:17 PM

so Bambi understands the auto markets now? well, after all, he is CEO of GM & Chrysler. bought with our $.

kelley in virginia on August 15, 2011 at 8:25 PM

and then given to the goonions as payment for the 2008 election.

… This is known as “bad luck.”

lorien1973 on August 15, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Excellent quote, but it was said by Robert Heinlein.

The Department of Jobs? How come every bill or bureaucracy ever created by a DemonRat is always named the exact opposite of what it will accomplish? Go ahead, name one that isn’t.

2ipa on August 15, 2011 at 11:24 PM

“Lincoln — they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.

Used to? Almost as bad?

If you were to hang around here long enough Mr. President, you would realize Lincoln is bashed frequently by fools, in the same political party as Lincoln was, to this very day. Funny thing is most of those same fools would have been called Democrats during Lincoln’s time.

Your attempt at equivalence to Lincoln fails on two fronts. First, your own side treats you much more favorably than some in Lincoln’s own party treat him. Second, you are not 1/1000th the man Lincoln was, nor are you ever capable of achieving same.

rukiddingme on August 15, 2011 at 11:25 PM

You know who else got criticized a lot? George W. Bush.

JohnJ on August 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Actually, the Left formally charged him with War Crimes, sued the Government to force the release of all of his military records while happily ignoring the refusal of his “War Hero” opponent to do likewise, and produced books, plays and films depicting his murder.

HTH

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Last week he was MLK, now he’s Lincoln? Who will he be next week?

ramrants on August 15, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Oh, goodie. Obutthead is a narcissist with a split personality.

GrannyDee on August 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Lincoln — they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.

What a egotistical ignoramus.

Obama has even approached the insults and scorn that were heaped on Lincoln.

It’s all about him. It’s always all about him.

PackerBronco on August 16, 2011 at 12:12 AM

So his plan is still sooper sekrit???

I’m sure his whining impressed the teachers and union goons forced to attend.

Note there’s no pics of the crowd. They must have been small indeed.

PattyJ on August 16, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Next week Zero will be whining about how bad President Chevette had it.

viking01 on August 16, 2011 at 12:18 AM

What a bunch of pansy-butt wimps in Cannon Fodder, MN! A small town like that with high unemployment, and all they can do is sit and kiss Obama’s rear end?

Obama is the Ultimate Fail. He’s turned everything he’s touched to crap. If he cared about America, he would just resign and let us get on with it.

Adjoran on August 16, 2011 at 12:32 AM

“And if they don’t get it done,” he continued, “then we’ll be running against a Congress that isn’t doing anything for the American people and the choice will be very stark and very clear.”

Oaf, your president

Schadenfreude on August 16, 2011 at 12:34 AM

the Department of Jobs or the Department of Competitiveness.

Meh, they can merge, dissolve, combine, scream, shout, nothing will change. For this economy to move it will take at least 6 months. It’s late for this dummy.

Sad country, you voted for him. Throw him out next year, or suffer all the way to oblivion.

Schadenfreude on August 16, 2011 at 12:37 AM

Translation: I hope they don’t get it done so that I can run around questioning their patriotism instead

and the lsm is going after perry

*shaking the head*

cmsinaz on August 16, 2011 at 7:55 AM

This guy is truly delusional.

Nobody with any class or humility compares themselves with great people of the past. When you are comparing yourself to someone great, you are clearly not great. People who do great things don’t sit around whining and claiming “I’m just like Lincoln and MLK”.

What a pathetic, delusional little man.

Monkeytoe on August 16, 2011 at 8:29 AM

How about you pick up that bar of soap, and then I’ll show you my plan?

;-)
Randy

williars on August 16, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Even Obama doesn’t know who he is…

Fallon on August 16, 2011 at 9:17 AM

“I’ll be putting forward…a very specific plan…”

Hey buddy, is that a plan in your pocket or are just mad I’m here?

Obama – The man with no plan.

DanMan on August 16, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Another perspective on why S&P downgraded -

• U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
• Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
• New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
• National debt: $14,587,000,000,000
• Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000,000

Let’s remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

• Annual family income: $21,700
• Money the family spent: $38,200
• New debt on the credit card: $16,500
• Outstanding balance on the credit card: $145,870
• Total budget cuts: $385

Dasher on August 16, 2011 at 10:02 AM

See if I got this right (I’m just a dumb hick terrorist clinging to my Bible and guns). Obama is going to give Congress a few months to implement his jobs plan that took him almost 3 years to spit out?

katablog.com on August 16, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Dasher on August 16, 2011 at 10:02 AM

good job, let’s pass that around

DanMan on August 16, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Let’s remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

• Annual family income: $21,700
• Money the family spent: $38,200
• New debt on the credit card: $16,500
• Outstanding balance on the credit card: $145,870
• Total budget cuts: $385

Dasher on August 16, 2011 at 10:02 AM

No cut whatsoever, they only REDUCED the money spent from 7% to 6.8%. The money spent would have grown to $40,874, has been “reduced” to $40,797.60.

Only in Washington DC is a 6.8% increase in spending called a budget cut.

dthorny on August 16, 2011 at 11:02 AM

A short spelling lesson:

1. The last four letters in “American” = I Can
2. The last four letters in “Republican” = I Can
3. The last four letters in “Democrats” = Rats

End of Lesson.

Test to follow in November 2012.
November will be set aside as rodent extermination month.

PS
4. The last three letters in “Obama” = A’ma — A’ma gonna, uh, present a plan, uh like, soon.

AH_C on August 16, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Dasher on August 16, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Excellant! That need to be on a business card that can be handed out everywhere…

orbitalair on August 16, 2011 at 1:16 PM

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