...that with Barack Obama's signature barely dry on the largest single deficit spending measure in world history that he now proclaims he will "halve" the federal deficit in 4 years?
Economist Jeffrey Miron from that right-wing, conservative, wingnut talking points bastion Harvard University said he suspects the proposal to halve the $1.3 trillion deficit is "wildly optimistic."
(To say the least, Professor Miron. Obama-Reid-Pelosi are just getting warmed up with their forcible statist redistribution of economic resources in America).
I guess for those of the twisted ideology that can justify almost-instantaneously escalating deficit spending beyond what almost any human being can even conceive, to then spin right around and state the intention of "halving" this very same deficit probably seems rational and believable.
Nevertheless, no need to let reality get in the way of phony media posturing and staged dog-and-pony events posing as real action.
Modeling himself after the Democrat party's long-standing playbook (see : Minner, Ruth Ann, Gov.), Obama is convening a "study group/task force/commission", or "summit" as it is being touted, so he can at least pretend he now gives a shit about "fiscal responsibility".
Mind you, once more, Obama just blew the doors off the national debt, to the tune of $1.3 trillion for just this year, on top of the existing $10,000,000,000,000.00 national debt.
Not 30 days into office Obama already walked the walk of epic fiscal irresponsibility, taking our country over the cliff with him.
Now he wants to talk a bunch of talk about being measured or responsible or attentive to deficit spending.
He can gather all the yammering heads and policy sycophants he wants for a deficit focus group and it means a tinker's goddamn really.
Like all of Obama's phony, now-shattered campaign rhetoric that misled so many to believe he would be different....that he would do the right thing....it is all just talk.
The more I see, the more it seems to me Obama has mastered spending like a drunken George Bush and spinning like a caffeinated Bill Cinton on a sugar high.