Obama Throws Tea Partiers A Bone With Spending “Cuts”

Yesterday, our illustrious leader had his first full cabinet meeting in which he demanded that everybody tighten their belts and make some cuts so that the administration could cut $100 million in spending.  Wow, he sure listened to us tea partiers.  This is the equivalent of throwing us all a bone and what I mean by that is that there is no meat here.  Did the President cut anything in his whopping nearly $4 trillion budget?  Absolutely not.  And what is $100 million in comparison to that number – a drop in the bucket.  And that is exactly what the President called this which I guess is suppose to earn our trust.

As I listened to the press conference yesterday after the cabinet meeting, I could not help but notice that the areas that Obama mentioned were making cuts were Homeland Security and Defense.  (Homeland Security realized that you could save money buying office supplies in bulk.)

President Obama was asked if the efficiency saving isn’t just “a drop in the bucket”. “It is,” he replied. “None of these things alone are going to make a difference. But cumulatively, they make an extraordinary difference because they start setting a tone … $100 million there, $100 million here – pretty soon, even here in Washington, it adds up to real money.”  The President also commented, “We also have a deficit – a confidence gap – when it comes to the American people. And we’ve got to earn their trust.”

The AP is reporting, “The federal deficit for March alone was $192.3 billion, and $100 million would represent a minuscule portion of that sum, roughly one-twentieth of 1 percent. Obama in February brought forward a $3.6 trillion budget for the 2010 fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, a proposal that would produce $9.3 trillion in deficits over the next decade.”

White House spokesmoron Robert Gibbs said the president “has laid out cuts large and small in administrative costs” and in programs throughout the government.  What a dope!

Here are some of the proposed cuts which really are hilarious since no entitlment programs are getting cuts and when one looks at how the government is growing with all the new positions and boards and corps Obama is creating:

-DHS can save $51 million buying office supplies in bulk.

-$6.7 million could be saved over the first five years by having U.S. attorney offices and the U.S. Marshals Offices’ Asset Forfeiture program convert publication of forfeiture notices from newspapers to the Internet.

-$5 million a year could be saved by consolidating embassy posts at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development.

-$62 million could be saved over a 15-year lease term if the Agriculture Department combines roughly 1,500 employees from seven leased locations into a single facility by early 2011.

Also keep in mind that these are cuts brought on over a number of years – a trick Obama continuously uses to make the ill-informed in this society think he is doing a great job with his “change”.  Stay tuned for more tea parties – we will make them listen!

5 responses to “Obama Throws Tea Partiers A Bone With Spending “Cuts”

  1. Wow! I’m impressed. He cuts $100 million from a $3.5 trillion budget which amounts to a savings of .002857 per cent. If I cut that amount from my annual budget I might have to give up a single can of soda pop this year. That’s not even a drop in a bucket of water. That’s a more like a drop in a lake the size of Lake Erie.

  2. He isn’t even throwing us a bone on this one. He’s pretending to throw it so we look around all stupid trying to find it. (I love that game, dogs are so stupid, but loveable.)

    If you watch him talking about it in the video, he did ask his departments to make some cuts, that much is true. But he kind of mumbles it, or gets talked over, when he says that money will just be redirected to some of his new programs. So we are saving money by taking it from failing programs or because it could be spent more wisely. But is adding it to these new unproven programs any progress in reducing spending?

    • You are right on that Gary – I’m playing the audio on my radio show on Thursday and you can definately hear Obama saying that the “cut” money will be put towards other programs – unbelievable!

  3. No luck with recovery.com? Ha Ha. Private enterprise strikes again. Try recovery.org. :>)

  4. I think we all should consider how we can keep the momentum going. Popularity is sinking for Obama, as people begin to realize just how much government is penetrating our personal lives.

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