Well alrighty then, Geithner is refreshingly candid. He clearly admits Obama’s budget isn’t even in the same hemisphere we realist’s live in. He punts to Congress and what do these brilliant critters do in the wee hours of Saturday morning?
Well, let’s take a snippet from Business Insider’s coverage –
“Now it’s the GOP’s turn, and at around 4 AM Saturday morning, the GOP-led House passed its budget. The vote was 235-189, and it came after a marathon session of proposed amendments.
The cuts are being characterized as “deep” because the bill that passed would eliminate $60 billion in spending from now until the end of the fiscal year.
Sorry, but $60 billion? That’s a joke. Just like with Obama, the GOP isn’t talking entitlements, or military spending, or really anything to severe.”
Read full story HERE
Yep, you got it. Let’s recap. Geithner, first up at bat, admits the President’s budget is unsustainable, but what the hell, we’ll introduce it anyway. Up next at bat, the House GOP, who chooses to run crawl the bases through Friday night and into the wee hours of Saturday morning, showing us little people how mighty and serious they are about “fixing” our MASSIVE budget issues and what do we get – $60 billion in social service cuts. Oooohhhhh! That’ll do it, NOT!
NOTE TO SERIOUS LAWMAKERS – How about eliminating the more than 1000 military bases across the globe, ending the illegal trillion dollar war’s in Iraq and Afghanistan, lopping off the MASSIVE spending for the out of control CIA/FBI/NSA/DHS/Mercenaries and State Dept whose mission appears to be building America’s Empire, rather than protecting us from foreign and domestic threats as the US Constitution requires? You know, that pesky little document read on the floor of the House in January?
Speaking of Empire building, I don’t recall any candidate running for office ever saying “Vote for me. I promise to continue to build America’s Empire“. How’d I miss that? Do you recall such a campaign slogan? Didn’t think so. Seems the only one’s who want America to build her Empire are the oligarchs whose only redeeming quality these days is they serve as great fodder for late night comedy and trashy tabloids.
It’s time we little people got serious. It’s We the People, afterall who are the schmucks who continue sending in OUR TAX DOLLARS expecting different results from the same puppets who are fed at the trough of the oligarchs. Don’t you think it’s time we the people demand REAL budget reform? Afterall, it is our brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, husbands, wives, kids and neighbors losing their jobs, homes, unable to provide the basics and their self respect.
The kids who play in the great big sandbox known as Congress simply refuse to burst out of Candyland, if even for a moment, to learn that not only do we little people see right through you, your games and your inability to lead on the most serious of matters facing America, but our patience is running thinner and thinner. So listen up for those of you who dare, here’s a REAL starting point when cutting the budget, but beware, it will take a real leader to muscle this through –
h/t WMR – Obama regime’s fiscal year 2012 military assistance budget to prop up faltering regimes:
UPDATE X1 – RT – Fall of American Empire, End to Wars – Johan Galtung Predictions
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UPDATE X2 – Amy Goodman, Obama’s Budget – Freezing the Poor –
“President Barack Obama unleashed his proposed 2012 budget this week, pronouncing, proudly: “I’ve called for a freeze on annual domestic spending over the next five years. This freeze would cut the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, bringing this kind of spending—domestic discretionary spending—to its lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was president.”
“Compare this with the proposed military budget. “Defense spending” is a misnomer. Until 1947-48, the Pentagon was officially, and appropriately, called the War Department. In the proposed budget released on Valentine’s Day, the Department of Defense request is $553 billion for the base budget, an increase of $22 billion above the 2010 appropriation. The White House has touted what it calls “$78 billion” in cuts that Defense Secretary Robert Gates is considering. But as the Institute for Policy Studies notes: “The Defense Department talks about cutting its own budget—$78 billion over five years—and most reporting takes this at face value. It shouldn’t. The Pentagon is following the familiar tradition of planning ambitious increases, paring them back and calling this a cut.”
“The $553 billion Pentagon budget doesn’t even include war. To Obama’s credit, the costs are actually in the budget. Recall, President George W. Bush repeatedly called the expenditures “emergency” needs, and pressured Congress to pass supplemental funding, outside of the normal budget process. The Obama administration, nevertheless, has given the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan the Orwellian moniker “Overseas Contingency Operations,” and is asking for $118 billion. Add to that the $55 billion for the National Intelligence Program (a budget item for which the amount has never before been revealed, according to government secrecy expert Steven Aftergood), and the publicly revealed military/intelligence budget is at close to three-quarters of a trillion dollars.”
Read the full article HERE