Sunday, January 24, 2010

Obama Outsources His Job

In the latest "what are these idiots in DC doing" moment, the President has announced he is in favor of hiring a team of people to make the tough decisions (though they will only end up being recommendations) concerning the huge financial mess that the government has made. Read about it here in the NY Times, which is about as soft peddle of this as can be done.

The Reader's Digest version of this story goes like this. The President wants to raise the US debt ceiling by 1.92 trillion dollars (yes thats $1,920,000,000,000) and he desires some political cover. He thinks that announcing a commission will make the people happy for 9 months and continue to vote for the same Hope and Change. Remember back when there was a Tea Party rally in DC and the President said he really wasn't paying attention?

This commission will, of course, only increase the cost of government as we know right now they will accomplish nothing and their salaries and staff salaries must be paid making the problem worse.

Obama has announced a "New Era of Responsibility". I guess this means call for a doubling of the national debt in five years and then form a commission to attempt to rig the 2010 fall elections for cover.

Hope and Change? Change you Can Believe In? Fired Up, Ready to Go?