Obama’s Doublespeak in Denver

clipped from pajamasmedia.com
I will also go through the federal budget, line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work and making the ones we do need work better and cost less – because we cannot meet twenty-first century challenges with a twentieth century bureaucracy.

When did Obama even find time to skim this monster bill? Let alone go through it “line by line?”

Unless Obama was reading the bill over his Valentine’s dinner, and had it taped to the basketball backboard, when did he go through it line by line?

clipped from pajamasmedia.com
Obama promised transparency, careful consideration, and responsible spending. What we have at this point is a monumental new IOU signed by Obama on our behalf, and a web site, Recovery.gov which — when I took a look earlier today
Recovery.gov now offers us multi-billion-dollar-labeled pastel balloons (with labels such as $144 billion for “State and Local Fiscal Relief” and $8 billion for “Other”) and the text of the bill (which is so huge that it’s been broken into five separate pdf files).
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He promised to eliminate or streamline wasteful programs, but who decides what that means? One man’s waste is another man’s pork? One man’s tax-picked wallet is another man’s free ride?

(The motto of the restaurant Obama chose for his Valentine’s dinner, Table 52, as shown on the dinner-menu page of its web site, is — what else? — “everything tastes better when shared.”)

Apparently it is not Obama’s job to read what he signs; that falls to the rest of us.

Anyone care to get out the timeclock, start reading, and figure out at what rate Obama would have had to go through it line by line, to fit it into his schedule over the long weekend? More to the point, since Obama’s line-by-line Denver convention promise is clearly down the memory hole, how much work will it take by American taxpayers, who must earn this money dollar-by-dollar, to pay for this $787,000,000,000 extravaganza?

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