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Monday, April 20, 2009

They Think We're All Morons

In First Cabinet Meeting, Obama Seeks Small Spending Cuts

Mr. Obama, who held his first cabinet meeting Monday, has tasked officials with finding $100 million in savings. Asked by reporters after the meeting if that amount is a drop in the bucket of the government's budget, Obama said "it is."

The budget deficit totaled $957 billion in the first half of the fiscal year, more than double the deficit for all of fiscal 2008, which was a record.

House GOP Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio), dismissed the size of the proposed spending cuts. "The Administration's new talk of trimming a meager 0.0025% from the $4 trillion federal budget just doesn't square with its reckless record on borrowing and spending," Mr. Boehner said in a statement.
Hey, enlightened One™, let me give you a clue — you can save even more by not sending $900 million to Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip.



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