Saturday, February 14, 2009

Obama to Shift Focus to Budget Deficit

The post title is the same as that of a recent WSJ editorial. It reads, in part,
With a $787 billion stimulus package in hand, President Barack Obama will pivot quickly to address a budget deficit that could now approach $2 trillion this year.

He has scheduled a "fiscal-responsibility summit" on Feb. 23 and will unveil a budget blueprint three days later, crafted to put pressure on politicians to address the country's surging long-term debt crisis.
I'm beginning to wonder if Obama's Progressive pragmatism has led him to an actual psychotic break. Now, now he's worried about the Federal debt and the deficit? After pushing for the largest theft of future taxpayer wealth in history, only a little more than a third of which conceivably has anything to do with the economic crisis?

Even for a politician whose principles are not very well glued in behind his plastic smile, this simply stones credulity to a mushy pulp.

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