Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Now He Thinks It's a Good Idea to Freeze Spending

Better late than never, I suppose. Word is that President Obama plans to call for a three-year freeze on discretionary spending in his State of the Union Address tomorrow night. (Never mind that he campaigned against the idea of a freeze -- but the House Democrats are saying they will hold him to it, and will refuse to play along.)

And no wonder the House Democrats under Nancy Pelosi are saying "No" -- it might prevent them, after all, from taking lavish trips to frozen foreign capitals to investigate the global warming phenomenon, and racking up luxury hotel bills of over $2,200 per night -- per person.

Moreover, as you can see from this chart, the government is in the business of handing out money, not holding it back:

(From Moonbattery, where there is this great quote from Ronald Reagan which sums up Washington's reigning philosophy: "If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.")

And don't forget to bookmark the U.S. Debt Clock for real-time figures on what we are passing on to our kids and grandkids.

Two cartoons are worth thousands of words (click to enlarge):

(H/T: NewsReal)


  1. Bravo !!!
    Just love those vultures......kind of remind me of some other folks we all know.

  2. Correction: He's not in favour of halting government spending increases. He's in favour of halting them next year. Next year in government speak has the same connotations that manana can have in Spanish.

    What's interesting is that he has not managed to fool anyone. As near as I can tell, no one is taking this seriously. That loss of credibility is bad news for the White House.

  3. Kinda funny that he wants spending freezes only after his party lost the bid for Kennedy's seat in the most liberal state in the union! I think it goes to show that they only wanted to push their agenda because they had the votes. If they thought they were 100% right on track, they'd still be pushing it.

  4. Dear Mr. Haley,

    I suppose that it is not too much of a stretch to take the [i]Governmental Flow Chart[/i] as a visual explanation of what it means when anyone mistakenly claims that the incumbent President exhibits [i]gravitas[/i], confusing that latter term with a very similar word from the same cognate.