President Obama courageously cuts 0.5% of budget*.
In that special not-really-doing-that-at-all way that government is so good at, of course.
(Via Drudge) 17 billion. Off of a 3.4 trillion dollar budget.
May 7 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama is seeking $81 billion more in spending on domestic initiatives in his record $3.55 trillion budget plan while calling on Congress to trim $17 billion worth of programs, including tax breaks for the oil and gas industries.
Unlike past years, the administration won’t release until May 11 its “analytical perspectives” or “historic tables” that help explain its spending decisions and put them in context. Obama repeated his pledge to cut the deficit in half by the end of his term in 2012.
I know that this is going to sound like a radical notion, Mr. President: but maybe if you stopped letting your fellow-Democrats swill at the trough…
…you’d stop seeing this graphic that keeps mocking your pose of being for fiscal responsibility?
Just a thought.
*Number taken from AoSHQ.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.