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Obama budget proposal should be DOA

Apparently President Obama is sure his newest budget proposal is so good there’s no room or need for negotiation.  Or so a senior White House official says:

“We don’t view this budget as a starting point in the negotiations. This is an offer where the president came more than halfway toward the Republicans,” a senior administration official told reporters Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity to detail the forthcoming document.

“So this is our sticking point,” the official said. “And the question is: are Republicans going to be willing to come to us to do serious things to reduce our deficits?”

Obama is proposing a $3.78 trillion dollar budget.  Estimated tax revenues for 2014 are  $3.22 trillion.  Yet, this is being touted as a “budget cutting” budget and the White House claims it is exactly what the Republicans have wanted.

What … another deficit?

By the way, I don’t want “reduced deficits”.  I want NO deficit.  I.e. any budget that begins with an amount higher than the estimated tax revenues for the year is Dead On Arrival.

And that’s precisely the declaration this budget (like all the other budgets Obama has submitted) deserves.

DOA.

~McQ

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13 Responses to Obama budget proposal should be DOA

  • And that’s precisely the declaration this budget (like all the other budgets Obama has submitted) deserves.

    Lies, smoke, mirrors, higgy-pokey accounting…yep.  ALLLLLllllll there.
     
    I do believe its is well on its way to the ash-heap of historically risible Obamic “budgets”.

    • Q: How is the President’s budget like a cheap hoe ? 
      A: they’re two months late and nobody knows anything

  • I’m a bit curious as to how revenue is going to skyrocket to $3.22 trillion?

  • “This is an offer where the president came more than halfway toward the Republicans”
    Isn’t it also kinda completely the job of the House to come up with the Budget (or at least start the process)?
    I mean, the President has no Constitutional part in the process; his budget is and has always been just a pretty-please to the House.
    I’m much more interested in what the Democrats in the House are going to do than in what the President wants.
    (And this is true, with caveats as to majority party in the House, no matter who is President, or which party the President is part of.)
     

    • Eh, POTUS submits his proposal and then the House does as it wishes, and then conspires with the Senat on what is finally sent to POTUS.

      But POTUS and the Senate will play political games every step of the way with this crowd.

  • Who cares? The GOP will be blamed even if they all voted for this pile of trash.

    • Blamed if they voted FOR it, or AGAINST it?

      • With the current main stream media, the Republicans would be blamed if Obama attacked the crowd of the ARMY/NAVY game with a drone.

  • But what about pre-school for everyone? Surely you guys can’t complain about a program “that won’t cost American Taxpayers one dime”!

    • Yeah, neither do the two magic dollars that you can donate to the Presidential election funds on your tax form.
      You just donate and the money magically appears in the fund, no labor, no sweat, it won’t raise your tax, promise, honest.
      That money comes straight from Gaia, or God, or Buddah, or Allah, or whoever, but it DOESN’T come from tax dollars, no, uh uh, no sir.
       
      Just another small government lie.
       
      and we wonder why we’re as f*d up as we are.