You Cannot Be Fucking Serious

This is stupid for so many reasons. I can list some if necessary but I trust you already know. Say hello to President Barack H. McCain. (Or should I buck reality and call him Barack Hoover Obama? Hell, at this point is that even unrealistic?)

WASHINGTON — President Obama will call for a three-year freeze in spending on many domestic programs, and for increases no greater than inflation after that, an initiative intended to signal his seriousness about cutting the budget deficit, administration officials said Monday.

But it would exempt security-related budgets for the Pentagon, foreign aid, the Veterans Administration and homeland security, as well as the entitlement programs that make up the biggest and fastest-growing part of thefederal budget: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

via Obama to Propose Freeze on Some Spending to Trim Deficit – NYTimes.com.

Entitlements (a word I hate to use because it’s drenched in anti-welfare goo) alone account for over half the budget, so the end result is going to be a freeze on something like 15-25% of spending. The base (steeped in keynesianism) will flip the fuck out and if past is prologue Obama will react by flipping us the bird in turn. He seems to think that following the Zero-GOP-Vote semi-stimulus with near-passage of Zero-GOP-Vote not-really-healthcare-reform and likely-to-get-zero-GOP-votes fake deficit reduction is finally going to make Republicans love him. Fucking shit man, they have no interest in ‘basking in your reflected success.’ They are going to oppose everything you ever do. They opposed your fucking dog for Christ’s sake. Just stfu and feed the base already — and don’t get me wrong, this ‘spending freeze’ can go fuck itself regardless of how it’s sold. This is just dumb as shit, and further evidence that Obimmah wants everyone to love him and cake and ponies.

I’m interested to hear how this is Jane Hamsher’s fault.

I’ll vote for Boxer when I get a chance because she seems to be with me on every issue that matters. I suppose I’m also Team Crusty (gah, too much calbuzz) as far as that goes. But if Obama, Feinstein or anyone else needs me I’ll be on the couch voting Green.

If your impression of this idea is similar to mine you may want to get in touch with the Whitehouse and tell them.

Switchboard: 202-456-1414

Emails are worse than meaningless and standard mail takes too much of your time. If this is a subject of interest: call.

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5 comments
  1. slimlove said:

    i have been tuning out calbuzz lately: who is Team Crusty? and can i vote Team Krusty? because if we’re going to have clowns running our country, i’ll take one who’s bitter and pervy but is at least straightforward about his dog and pony show.

  2. fauxpopuli said:

    Crusty = Jerry Brown

    ‘Team’ thing = for whatever reason that seems to be the popular way of referring to whose side you’re on these days. Team Conan, Team (So and so from a reality show), etc.

  3. fauxpopuli said:

    …and after writing this post about how using the phone is the quickest and most effective way to get in touch I spent 20 minutes on hold myself and eventually gave up.

    fuck

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