Friday, September 09, 2011

Barack Obama: The Child In The Room

Well, maybe not the child.  Think more of a teenager, a college sophomore, perhaps, who has just gotten his first credit card, and wants to buy, buy, buy, with no concern about the debt he or she is piling up.  Sure, they'll be minimal payments now of $50-$60 dollars a month, and that'll put a crimp in my beer money, but I can manage that.  It's worth it for all the cool stuff I could never afford which I can get right now!  Oh, I'll pay off the balance eventually - when I'm making just a bit more money....

So Obama rolls out his new liberal wish list last night, and the bill is going to come to somewhere between $400-$450 billion dollars.  Call it a neat half-trillion.  And he claimed that everything in this bill will be paid for. Everything..

How?  He didn't say, becuase he doesn't know.  Instead, he demanded that Congress’ bipartisan "supercommittee" - you know, the one which was created in the debt-ceiling deal, that is already tasked with identifying at least $1.2 trillion in cuts by Thanksgiving - come up with $1.7 trillion in cuts in order to cover his plan. See?  No longer his responsibility!  He'll spend the money, and he'll pass the bill off to mom and dad, and blame them when his credit score goes into the crapper.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R., Texas) on Baby Baracky passing the buck to his committee:

This proposal would make the already-arduous challenge of finding bipartisan agreement on deficit reduction nearly impossible, removing our options for deficit reduction for a plan that won’t reduce the deficit by one penny. It’s not the role of this committee to spend more money we don’t have on jobs we don’t get.

Finally. Someone has to be the adult in the room, and I'm glad Rep. Jeb took the time to explain to Barack that the nation's credit card can't take on another half-trillion in debt.

Will  Obama comprehend this simple exercise in home economics? Or will he pout, whine, kick and scream that Republicans suck because they won't get him whatever he wants, whenever he wants, and they're just stupid, cheap, selfish meanies?

Well, at last night's speech to Congress Obama proved once and for all that he is the child in the room.  So expect a tantrum any minute now.  Wait - here come the balled fists....I WANT IT NOW! NOW! NOW!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I keep pinching myself -- GET US OUT OF THIS NIGHTMARE!!!