Pinocchio Would Be Proud

on Thursday, April 30, 2009

After 100 days in office the President still hasn't figured out that Americans can fact check his lies:

"That wasn't me," President Barack Obama said on his 100th day in office, disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on Day One.

It actually was him - and the other Democrats controlling Congress the previous two years - who shaped a budget so out of balance...

His assertion that his proposed budget "will cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term" is an eyeball-roller among many economists, given the uncharted terrain of trillion-dollar deficits and economic calamity that the government is negotiating.
Remember this handy graphic from the Washington Post?

We're not as dumb as you want us to be, Barry. When even an uneducated person takes a 5 second look at your plans to implement Great Society 2, it's easy to see that you're the worst thing to ever happen to the deficit. What with your spending packages on bank bailouts. And the auto industry. And energy. And education. And increased social programs. And college tuition. And health care...

Well, maybe I'm being too harsh on Obama's apparent lack of finance knowledge. After all, he did ask his staff to cut that $100 million out of the budget, no?