Like g’dubya, obamessiah “has trouble with the maths”
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Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well Cricketeers, obamessiah’s fuzzy math first became evident to me when he claimed during the presidential campaign that he would pay for his (lousy BTW) health care plan by repealing the laBUSHanostra tax cuts to the rich. It was clear that the money gained from that repeal would only, at most, pay for half his health care plans stated budget! Now we get some new numbers that just don’t add up. This from cnnpolitics:
Source: Obama seeks to halve deficit by 2013
WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Obama will seek to cut the federal deficit in half by the end of his first term, according to an administration official.
Most of the savings would come from spending less on the war in Iraq, raising taxes on those who make more than $250,000 a year and streamlining government, the official told CNN.
The president’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2010 projects that the estimated $1.3 trillion deficit he inherited from the Bush administration will be halved to $533 billion by 2013, or from 9.2 percent of the gross domestic product to 3 percent, the official said.
The official declined to speak on the record because Obama has yet to unveil the proposal, which was expected to happen Thursday.
The first easy kill is the sweet talkin’ slim repackaging of the oft heard claim that the feckless appaRATchiks in washingtOOn are gonna “cut government waste” and thus achieve budgetary savings. We’ve been hearing that bullshit for decades. It was never true before and it matters not that obamessiah has reworded it through his loose change poetics version “streamlining government.” The real reason the feckless appaRATchik idiots in washingtOOn have failed to achieve real savings by cutting waste is that they don’t have a reasonable definition of waste. Until they properly define what is waste, they can’t cut it! I’ll be giving my definition of waste to cut further down in this post.
DAGNABIT! The second easy kill is the claim that there will be savings from “spending less on the war in Iraq.” This is as interesting as it is illogical in the wider perspective. How will those savings not be more then offset by the additional spending required to pay for the insane escalation in afghanistan? Not only have they not withdrawn any troops from iraq yet and have yet to announce a firm date for the start of that promised withdrawal. The idiots are doubling the number of troops in afghanistan and that’s just the beginning of the escalation!
The third is the richest and easiest kill of all though. The claim that they are gonna raise taxes on those making over $250,000! ROFL, the ethically challenged filthy repubs in league with the blew dog dirty dems are gonna have a field day with that one. There will already be political blood in the water with obamessiah’s plunging approval rating, the right wing sharks will be circling and even the neolib klinton klan hillbillies in the west wing won’t be able to resist throwing balls at obamessiah’s oval dunk tank! Given that laBAMAnostra has failed to have enough fire in the belly to make good the campaign promise to repeal the laBUSHanostra tax cuts for the pig rich, this tax increase is a pipe dream without a match to light it!
So how can statusquobama take his loose change poetics on fiscal discipline and make it real? I will answer that question by defining government waste as I promised I would above. Never let be said that I’m a promise breaking flip flopper like sweet talkin’ slim! Here it comes:
- Get those idiots on the hill (you know, the hillbillies) to pass hr 676, United States National Health Care Act or the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, and sign it into law. The savings accrued by dumping the waste, fraud, and abuse laden wealth care system and replacing it with a single payer health care system is just too good to pass up!
- Reduce the waste, fraud, and abuse laden pentagon budget by cutting it 50% and recall all our young people in uniform back behind our national borders. The redeployment to now closed military bases here in the u s of a (like our local griffiss afb in rome, zoo york) will produce more regional economic stimulus then any other single economic move we can make!
Grow a spine obamessiah! Do those two things. You don’t even have to give me credit for them. If anyone asks, tell em lincoln came to you in a dream and suggested em!
You should at the very least bring all the troops home. If you keep fiddling with tax increases and cuts to entitlements, many of those kooks who are “clinging to their guns and religion” may show up en masse in washingtOOn soon, so you may need those troops close by…
The following is a public service announcement from ClapSotronics:
laBAMAnostra and laBUSHanostra agree:
- That the disaster of a war should continue indefinitely. laBAMAnostra has the same exit strategy as laBUSHanostra did, no exit strategy what so ever! The corpoRATe pigs agree the current war should be escalated and additional wars should be started whenever possible!
- That the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel spending on ever larger pentagon budgets should continue and money “should be no object” when it comes to the funding of military death and destruction! paygo my ass!
- That the thieving corpoRATe insurance companies (the rotten aig being only the tip of the corpoRATe iceberg in the insurance larceny business) should be able to continue to pocket almost half of our health care dollars via the waste fraud and abuse filled current “free market health care system.” This ripoff comes in the form of over the top corpoRATe insurer “administrative costs” and corpoRATe drug pusher profiteering even as the rest of us are badly served by their wealth care, NOT REALLY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM!
- That the wal-fare system (click this link to see how I defined the wal-fare system in an earlier post) started by the klinton klan co-presidents slick willy and hillary dillary doo (she a former walmart board member and both former co-presidents are now made members of laBAMAnostra) and made ever worse by the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel funding of so called “faith based” organizations should be able to continue to poverty pimp we poor folks into ever deeper poverty! Punitive policies that force us into slave labor, low wage “jobs” and sermons are no replacement for the basic human needs based system we should have!
- That the inherently dishonorable corpoRATe criminals should be allowed to continue to “self police” as the idiots in washingtOOn chant the tired deregulation mantra!
It’s time to put an end to deregulation and the kid glove wrist slap treatment they get by regulating the corpoRATeers and RICO statute CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS OF THE corpoRATe THIEVES!
The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer