Monday, April 20, 2009

Taking a garden hose to the sun

President Obama told the American people that the $100 million in cuts he and his cabinet cooked up will set the "tone." After the tone, please deposit your children's children's income into the federal treasury.

Obama finding $100 million in cuts in a budget of trillions of dollars is like Dr. Evil proposing to blackmail the Earth with stolen nuclear weapons for a million dollars. It's a ridiculous exercise. Obama could have found $100 million in savings by putting a chart of the federal government on the wall and playing an expensive game of pin the tail on the donkey.

To put the Obama savings in perspective, Obama himself spent $160,000,000 on his own inauguration just two months ago. We could have saved the $100 million just by picking a less expensive president.