What you need to know about the new White House Budget Director

posted at 6:31 pm on July 27, 2014 by Dustin Siggins

Who is Shaun Donovan?

Recently confirmed by the Senate to head the White House’s budget office, Donovan at first appears to be a typical bureaucrat. He has held the position of Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 2009, and has now been promoted to one of the highest offices in the U.S. bureaucracy.

However, a look at Donovan’s tenure at HUD and his lack of knowledge about America’s fiscal circumstances shows that the Senate should have opposed his nomination. Instead, a majority of Republicans and every voting Democrat ignored Donovan’s ignorance about the federal budget and entitlements, as well as probable fraud at HUD under his leadership.

How little does Donovan know? Consider what Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, the Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, said on the Senate floor in opposition to Donovan’s nomination. Sessions noted, per Donovan’s written testimony to the Senate Budget Committee, that Donovan has “not written any papers or given any talks or lectures that specifically lay out a comprehensive plan for Medicare or Social Security.”

Also, according to Sessions, “in response to one question about Medicare data, Mr. Donovan told me the data did not exist. The data does in fact exist, and Mr. Donovan’s response cited the very report in which the data could be found.”

Finally, Sessions pointed out that “at his hearing, Mr. Donovan could not answer fundamental questions from Senator Johnson about the Social Security Trust Fund.” During that hearing, Johnson asked Donovan if he found agreement with how the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) — which Donovan now heads — described the Social Security Trust Fund in 2010. As Johnson summarized the OMB report, “you have an asset in the Trust Fund offset by the liability, netting to zero value for the federal government.”

Donovan’s answer was to regurgitate political talking points. Specifically, he said that “it’s important for seniors to understand that those are full faith and credit obligations of the U.S. government…” He then said that — emphasis added — “if [the Trust Fund and liabilities] are offsetting, I believe…that the Trust Fund is a useful tool for the American people and seniors to understand transparently the long-term costs of Social Security.”

Donovan followed this non-answer with several nonsensical responses to Johnson’s next question, regarding how the Treasury would redeem Trust Fund assets in the form of Treasury bonds. He appeared to not know the proper answer: that taxes would have to rise, benefits would have to be cut, or more debt would have to be incurred.

He did eventually confess, at least in part, to a piece of the truth: that deficits greater than what could be funded by existing revenues “would have to be financed.” In other words, the federal government would have to borrow the money.

Clearly, what a senior Senate aide told me is correct: Donovan does not understand what the Social Security Trust Fund is, or the severity of Social Security’s financial problems.

Yet the Senate Budget Committee approved his nomination, and the Senate allowed him to head up one of the most important finance-related offices in the federal government. In a statement to me, Johnson, who voted against Donovan, said that he did so because Donovan was dishonest.

“Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen were willing to acknowledge what the Office of Management and Budget’s own publication stated — that the trust fund consists of an asset offset by a liability, netting to zero,” said the Senator. “They were willing to be truthful with the American public. Shaun Donovan was not.”

It is not just a lack of knowledge that should have kept Donovan from heading up OMB. Sessions’ speech also highlighted a fraud investigation taking place by the Inspector General (IG) of HUD. According to the IG report, published on May 30 of this year, a non-staff consultant for HUD was paid $622,369 from February 14, 2011 through February 27, 2014, from an account that was illegally accessed for the payments.

As one Hill staffer told me, “we could see the OMB director simultaneously in office and in jail” over the investigation.

Furthermore, Sessions noted that in 2013, only two of 24 federal agencies failed their annual audits. One was the Department of Defense, and the other was HUD — under Donovan’s leadership. And this was the second failure in a row for HUD.

In light of these concerns, I contacted Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patti Murray’s (D-WA) office several times to ask about Donovan’s nomination. Her office did not respond, leaving me to wonder why Murray, her Democratic colleagues, and even many Republican Senators seem unwilling to fulfill their constitutional obligations to give “advice and consent” for executive branch nominees.


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Sounds like he is perfectly ready for the job!

1nolibgal on July 27, 2014 at 6:38 PM

In the Obama Administration, what you need most of all is acting skills. It takes lots of practice to keep a straight face in these wildly farcical situations.

RBMN on July 27, 2014 at 6:39 PM

If he doesn’t know jack sh!t then I can only assume Obama has him in there some nefarious purpose. All his appointements are in there not to govern but to advance the deadly “progressive” agenda.

In light of these concerns, I contacted Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patti Murray’s (D-WA) office several times to ask about Donovan’s nomination. Her office did not respond

In all honesty I think Patti is more clueless than Shaun Donovan.

darwin on July 27, 2014 at 6:42 PM

why Murray, her Democratic colleagues, and even many Republican Senators seem unwilling to fulfill their constitutional obligations to give “advice and consent” for executive branch nominees.

They pretty much are ignorant of, or hate the Constitution. Should be pretty obvious by now.

Flange on July 27, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patti Murray’s (D-WA) office

That’s all you need to know in order to comprehend this fully.

spiritof61 on July 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Half of them are ignorant and the other half are thieves. I honestly don’t know which one is worse, anymore, but I do know that we are so royally phuqued that the next confirmation hearing will be for the Red Queen and the Mad Hatter.

/ugh

Wanderlust on July 27, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Corrupt Congress corruptly continues corruption …

What you don’t know might hurt you

What little I do know pains me beyond belief; what I don’t know would likely send me over the edge.

ShainS on July 27, 2014 at 6:55 PM

My guess is that everyone in DC knows that the coup d’etat has been complete and all that is left is theater.

The Judicial and Legislative branches have been decertified and replaced by the Regulatory Branch with their own courts and legislatures.

The Secretaries are Sinecures and the real damage is managed by the various unelected and otherwise unaccountable “czars” and executed by the legions of bureaucratic minions.

I mean, why put up resistance to this doofus when the Senate had no problems confirming notorious tax cheat Geitner to head the Treasury and IRS?

Reuben Hick on July 27, 2014 at 6:58 PM

I think he’s showing us a “little” something about himself in that picture…

Bat Chain Puller on July 27, 2014 at 7:09 PM

In the Obama Administration, what you need most of all is acting skills. It takes lots of practice to keep a straight face in these wildly farcical situations.

RBMN on July 27, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Acting skills and computers with glitches. They’ve come in handy for the IRS, why not for the WHBD?

31giddyup on July 27, 2014 at 7:11 PM

In other news, many GOP representatives and every single Dem representative voted for Sheila Jackson Lee to become the top safety director for the CDC going forward.

Additionally, Bobby Rush was unanimously voted in to be the head of Global Topographical Studies and Population Sustainability Research.
Also, Tommy Vietor totally aced his confirmation with a most b*tch’n position as the first Czar of Dudes.

StubbornGreenBurros on July 27, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Donovan followed this non-answer with several nonsensical responses to Johnson’s next question, regarding how the Treasury would redeem Trust Fund assets in the form of Treasury bonds.

So what? Unlike outside holders of US debt, agencies, such as the SSA, cannot – I repeat CANNOT – sell those bonds on the market. They are only redeemable by the US government, which must tax, borrow, and/or print the money to purchase them.

‘Lies’ About Social Security and Medicare Pandering Politicians Never Told You

Resist We Much on July 27, 2014 at 7:12 PM

I have over 12 years experience with public housing authorities and section 8 housing.

Both are pukes.

ladyingray on July 27, 2014 at 7:13 PM

As one Hill staffer told me, “we could see the OMB director simultaneously in office and in jail” over the investigation.

Fat chance. By the time any AG possibly gets around to investigating and prosecuting him, Obama will be retired and on a golf course somewhere…far away from the damage he created…and left for other to ‘inherit.’

Resist We Much on July 27, 2014 at 7:15 PM

When are you stupid voters going to realize these liberal Republican RINOs are in bed with Democrats who are out to destroy America!

nobama1267 on July 27, 2014 at 7:16 PM

So many scandals, so little time.

Yet another incompetent nominated by this president’s administration and confirmed by a largely supine congress.

However, this time, that largely supine congress becomes complicit, in that they’ve confirmed a nominee under investigation for illegal activity during his tenure at HUD.

How rank does the disdain for the rule of law have to become from the majority of those who call themselves ‘lawmakers’?

In the absence of careerist politicians, those who serve this nation as public servants would be just that, public servants. Careerists become lazy, complacent about their responsibilities, and are primarily concerned with servicing their own career goals.

There are literally only enough members of congress who consistently do their best for their constituents and this nation every day to count on one hand. Jeff Sessions is one of them. Chuck Grassley is another.

Throw the careerist bums, more interested in ‘going along to get along’, servicing their ambition, and remaining members of the political class than in serving the interests of their constituents and the nation, out and elect some real public servants… while we still can.

thatsafactjack on July 27, 2014 at 7:17 PM

ID one Obama/Senate approved nominee in 6yrs who had a resume to support their position–ONE?

hillsoftx on July 27, 2014 at 7:20 PM

I have over 12 years experience with public housing authorities and section 8 housing.

Both are pukes.

ladyingray on July 27, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I can only imagine what you have seen throughout your career.

I learned about section 8 housing after I lost my home (ya’ll know the details but whateves)… when I was looking for rentals, there are actually homes that are literally inhabitable. As a private renter, I found a place that I could raise my son in with some fix ups… The owner told me that by leaving the house in disrepair that she doesn’t have to rent it to anyone. It can stay vacant forever but she’ll still get her $800 a month just for having her home in Section 8 status.

Horrible.

LIG, if I’m wrong, please correct me but this was my experience after my husband died. Couldn’t find a decent place to save my life. Thankfully God is good and we ended up OK.

Key West Reader on July 27, 2014 at 7:21 PM

^^ My bad… UN-inhabitable…

Key West Reader on July 27, 2014 at 7:22 PM

If I were the Devil…..

Paul Harvey, 1965. Worth the click, I promise.

Key West Reader on July 27, 2014 at 7:24 PM

And shouldnt his title be updated to White House Continuing Resolution Director?

hillsoftx on July 27, 2014 at 7:25 PM

“ID one Obama/Senate approved nominee in 6yrs who had a resume to support their position–ONE?

hillsoftx on July 27, 2014 at 7:20 PM”

Is that a trick question?

bflat879 on July 27, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Dude, that budget stuff is so confusing.

PackerBronco on July 27, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Shouldn’t that be White House Taxpayer-Lobster and Vacation Budget Director ?

viking01 on July 27, 2014 at 7:42 PM

All the usual RINOs plus Enzi and Vitter voted for confirmation.

bw222 on July 27, 2014 at 7:53 PM

The only good RINO is a dead one (politically of course).

faraway on July 27, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Recently confirmed by the Senate to head the White House’s budget office, Donovan at first appears to be a typical bureaucrat. He has held the position of Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 2009, and has now been promoted to one of the highest offices in the U.S. bureaucracy.

Well, there goes his “designated survivor” status as a Cabinet member…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 27, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Is Donovan as psycho as grinning psycho IRS Director or frowning psycho JustUs’ Eric “Hustler” Holder ?

viking01 on July 27, 2014 at 8:08 PM

… or smirking psycho Chief JustUs Benedict Roberts?

viking01 on July 27, 2014 at 8:10 PM

… not to mention screeching psycho ex-SecState now psychotic-state Killary?

viking01 on July 27, 2014 at 8:12 PM

But hey!

When the Republicans take the Senate (make sure you pull that GOP lever, TruCon scum!), they will stand four-square against any corrupt or far-left nominees the Prezeedint puts forward.

Don’t worry! The Supreme Court is safe in the hands of the Senate Republican majority!!!! Trust us!11!!!!elebenty1!!

/merideath, petunia, joana, illdiva GOPe stalwarts ad nauseum

Dolce Far Niente on July 27, 2014 at 8:31 PM

If I were the Devil…..

Paul Harvey, 1965. Worth the click, I promise.

Key West Reader on July 27, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Wow. Prophetic.

IrishEyes on July 27, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Top. Men.

JimK on July 27, 2014 at 8:35 PM

If there are no plans to do any actual budgeting until after Obama leaves office, all that was needed was a loyal retainer for OMB who would parrot whatever lines are provided by the regime.

Something Like:
The balances of Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare, and federal debts have all improved under Lord Obama’s bountiful hand. It is anticipated that they could be improved even more if Lord Obama’s recommended glorious legislation is implemented. All hail Lord Obama and his munificence to the American citizenry.

pilsener on July 27, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Recently confirmed by the Senate to head the White House’s budget office…

However, a look at Donovan’s tenure at HUD and his lack of knowledge about America’s fiscal circumstances shows that the Senate should have opposed his nomination.

What does this Senate care about budgets?

When was the last time that Senate majority leader Harry Reid led his party to pass a budget?

ITguy on July 27, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Speaking of OMB data…

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Annual Deficits as % of GDP http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2015/assets/hist01z2.xls

Annual Deficits in $ http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2015/assets/hist01z1.xls

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Here are a few fact-based observations from that data…

The last budget by GOP House, GOP Senate & GOP President (passed in 2006 for FY 2007) had a deficit of less than $161 Billion, which represented 1.1% of GDP.

Then-Senator Obama was part of the new Democrat majority which inherited a FY 2007 deficit of 1.1% of GDP and then nearly tripled FY 2008 deficit spending to 3.1% of GDP.

Obama was involved (both as Senator and as President) in the Democrat majority which then took the FY 2008 deficit of 3.1% of GDP and then more than tripled FY 2009 deficit spending to 9.8% of GDP (over $1,412 Billion, as compared to the GOP majority deficit of less than $161 Billion just TWO YEARS EARLIER)!

FACT: The FY 2009 budget was passed by the Nancy Pelosi House & the Harry Reid Senate, signed by Barack Obama, and had a deficit of over $1.4 TRILLION, which represented 9.8% of GDP!

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The FY 1947 – FY 2007 average annual deficit was 1.6% of GDP.

The FY 1996 – FY 2007 GOP majority average annual deficit was 0.8% of GDP. (HALF the size of the average annual deficits post-WWII)

The FY 2008 – FY 2014 Democrat majority average annual deficit has been 6.4% of GDP! (FOUR TIMES the size of the average annual deficits post-WWII) And yes, Democrats have held the majority (holding 2+ out of 3 of the House, Senate, and Presidency) ever since 1/3/2007, and are responsible for FY 2008 – present deficit spending.

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(Then-Senator) Barack Obama and his Democrat colleagues in Congress inherited from the outgoing GOP majority an annual budget deficit of 1.1% of GDP.

(Then-Senator) Barack Obama and his Democrat colleagues in Congress played a very direct part in nearly tripling the annual deficit in FY 2008 (to 3.1% of GDP), and then more than tripling it again in FY 2009 (to 9.8% of GDP), and then claiming that cutting that down to 3.7% of GDP (FY 2014 estimate and still MORE THAN DOUBLE the average deficit size from FY 1947 to FY2007 and still MORE THAN FOUR TIMES the average GOP-majority deficit size from FY 1996 to FY 2007) is supposed to be some huge accomplishment.

ITguy on July 27, 2014 at 9:04 PM

When are you stupid voters going to realize these liberal Republican RINOs are in bed with Democrats who are out to destroy America!

nobama1267 on July 27, 2014 at 7:16 PM

You are absolutely correct!!!!!

Realdemocrat1 on July 27, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Smoke and mirrors.

Better to look at his newly-vacated position at HUD to be filled by Julian Castro. Any guesses where they are going to stash all of these illegals spilling over the border? They don’t need them in the cities where people vote solid blue. Time to build more government housing in red-leaning-purple precincts.

Glenn Jericho on July 27, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Seriously, libs – why do you guys constantly champion people who demonstrably have no expertise, skills or education related to the jobs for which you champion them?

Oh, that’s right – people who have expertise/skills/education are not liberals.

Midas on July 27, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Great,another career bureaucrat with no real-world business experience. Love the Ladyingray comment; she is 100% correct. I work in state affordable housing financing that is layered with HUD Section 8 subsidies…what a scam, and this guy is at the top that pyramid. The only people that benefit are the non-profit housing developers who are equal to organized crime. Donovan is an accomplice and at the very least is completely incompetent. Cabrillo Housing in CA….we know you park your Hummers and Mercedes down the street so the employees don’t see you!

georgekaplan on July 27, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Who cares? It’s not as if we’ve been running with a budget, anyway….when was the last one? 2007?

cthulhu on July 27, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Is he in jail, yet?

Schadenfreude on July 27, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Just another mindless leftist/ mindless socialist with 3 degrees from Harvard a true fellow traveler of bo and lizzy warren.

tim c on July 27, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Would it matter if the guy was on top of it all as Larry Kudlow? No, it wouldn’t.

It’s an Obama appointment, who will work Obama’s (= Valerie Jarrett’s) will or be thrown out the door and under the bus in no time, flat.

A clueless Budget Director is relatively unimportant when we already have a clueless President.

Adjoran on July 27, 2014 at 11:40 PM

That’s all you need to know in order to comprehend this fully.

spiritof61 on July 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Snaggletooth Murray is often cited matter-of-factly as the single stupidest person in the Senate, and this is saying something.

The list of Senate RINO jackasses who voted to confirm this dope:

Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Ayotte (R-NH), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
Coats (R-IN), Yea
Coburn (R-OK), Yea
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Flake (R-AZ), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Johanns (R-NE), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Portman (R-OH), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Yea

In addition to the worthless scum who vote with Democrats on a regular basis, the names in bold seem to have chosen to join them as newcomers. North Dakota’s Hoeven is nearly as worthless as McCain and his dopey mini-me Flake.

Great to see Johanns call it quits after one term … he is a nitwit RINO and good riddance. Chambliss too.

Jaibones on July 27, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Correction: Coburn has been an occasional jackass for a while.

Jaibones on July 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

What does this Senate care about budgets?

When was the last time that Senate majority leader Harry Reid led his party to pass a budget?

ITguy on July 27, 2014 at 8:42 PM

These are going to be more like budget-o’s.

de rigueur on July 28, 2014 at 1:18 AM

There are only three things Donovan needs to know on any question:
The wishes of Barack Obama;
The wishes of Harry Reid;
The wishes of Valerie Jarrett.

The first two things don’t count.

Another Drew on July 28, 2014 at 1:47 AM

I betya he has an unlimited speak-o quota to go with his credentials.

ajacksonian on July 28, 2014 at 7:03 AM

ITguy on July 27, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Deficits only matter under GOP administrations.

/media

mankai on July 28, 2014 at 7:09 AM

What budget?

Amjean on July 28, 2014 at 7:20 AM

It’s bonehead moves like this that has governments approval rating set so low.

sadatoni on July 28, 2014 at 8:12 AM

The obama administration equals the Peter Principle….reaching a level of incompetence…..

crosshugger on July 28, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Shaun certainly loved going to school. He spent a lot of years there, first getting his bachelor in 1987, then a master in public administration. He received a master in architecture in 1995. Nowhere in that time did he appear to study economics. If you were in HR at a private business, his resume for a position in your budget office would have circled the round file before disappearing altogether. Although, a number of those elected to public office are not statesmen, either.

Kissmygrits on July 28, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Deficits only matter under GOP administrations.

/media

mankai on July 28, 2014 at 7:09 AM

One of the biggest deceptions that Democrats and their media friends have pulled off is convincing the public that George W. Bush was single-handedly responsible for the what the Nancy Pelosi House and the Harry Reid Senate (including then-Senators Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, etc.) did when they:
1) Nearly Tripled Deficit Spending in FY 2008
2) More than Tripled Deficit Spending in FY 2009

When Republicans last controlled the House, Senate, and Presidency, the budget they passed (in 2006 for FY 2007) featured a deficit which was less than $161 Billion, representing 1.1% of GDP.

Then Democrats took control and roughly tripled deficit spending in their first year, and then roughly tripled deficit spending AGAIN in their second year, so that while they inherited a FY 2007 deficit of 1.1% of GDP, they had made it soar to 9.8% of GDP just two years later in FY 2009. Over $1.4 TRILLION in deficit spending!

The majority of FY 2009 spending was passed by the Nancy Pelosi House, Harry Reid Senate, and SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA (NOT BUSH).

2/17/09 Barack Obama Signs $831 Billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Recovery_and_Reinvestment_Act_of_2009

3/11/09 Barack Obama Signs $410 Billion Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnibus_Appropriations_Act_of_2009

6/24/09 Barack Obama Signs mulch-Billion$ Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 (including “Cash For Clunkers”)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supplemental_Appropriations_Act_of_2009

ALL of that FY 2009 spending was:
Passed by Pelosi & Reid,
Signed by Obama, and
FULLY BLAMED ON BUSH by the Democrats and their MSM allies.

Democrats inherited a deficit of 1.1% of GDP,
Make it skyrocket to 9.8% of GDP in 2 years,
Blamed it all on Bush,
Acted like they had inherited a deficit of 9.8% of GDP from Bush,
Act like cutting the deficit down to 3.7% of GDP is some huge accomplishment.

The huge deception is that while the Democrats are responsible for the biggest INCREASE in deficit spending since World War II, they act like they are responsible for the biggest DECREASE in deficit spending since World War II.

It’s a BIG LIE, but the media is complicit in spreading that BIG LIE.

ITguy on July 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM

And let us not forget that Barack Obama ASKED George W. Bush to request the second half of the TARP money…

1/13/09 Barack Obama asks George W. Bush to request $350B TARP
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB123177778175873781?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB123177778175873781.html

Obama got half the TARP money, but Bush got all of the TARP blame.

ITguy on July 28, 2014 at 9:01 AM

WFT difference does it make whether the head of an Obama OMB knows jacksh*t about government finance? His job is to produce fairy tale documents for the next three years. No Obama budget has received a single “aye” vote from either party in either house of congress since sh*t-for-brains moved into the WH.

The next 2 2/3 years are going to be another bite of sh*t sandwich every day. Why worry about the unimportant battles?

PD Quig on July 28, 2014 at 9:10 AM

And shouldnt his title be updated to White House Continuing Resolution Director?

hillsoftx on July 27, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Precisely! Why worry a about budget director when there has been no budget for 6 years and won’t be one at least until Obama leaves office? Even if the Repubs take the Senate in November Prezzy Zero will simply vet any budget Congress sends him, and we already know the R’s don’t have the nads to fight him over it.

yesiamapirate on July 28, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Oops! Vet should have been veto. Fat fingers or auto-correct. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. LOL

yesiamapirate on July 28, 2014 at 2:01 PM

It may be better for the public and congress to give this administration its head–so it can keep running itself into walls and over cliffs. <0, his handlers, and cadres have managed to fork everything up so completely, they've exposed one scumball after another through these appointments–people who might have just continued to trundle along doing lifetimes of secret damage as middle management bureaucrats/crazies. When they get brought into the light, the ugliness becomes evident. This admin and all its soldiers could well destroy the Demonrats and progressivism for a long time to come. Or they could destroy the country–which would also destroy Demonrats and progressivism, since they can't survive without an overweening authoritarian state. Finally, the punch line–<0 appointed a "budget" officer. ROFLMAO!

Ay Uaxe on July 28, 2014 at 2:38 PM