Heather Higginbottom, President Obama’s nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a smart and honest person — which is probably why she found it so difficult, under questioning from Sen. Jeff Sessions today, to run interference for Obama’s pathetic solution to our deficit problems.
Watch the whole thing, but particularly note the end, where Sessions points out that the out years of Obama’s budget for FY2012 don’t actually “stabilize” anything — indeed, the deficit never falls below that $600 billion mark, a fact Higginbottom confirms.
Again, it’s not because what she said was wrong. It’s that what she said was true — she tried to avoid the discomfort of admitting that, but couldn’t.
The best part: how Sessions leans in like a kindly grandfather when he says “Does it, uh, uh, … do what you said?”