Just when I think I’ve seen it all, our elected officials in Washington step up and remind all of us just how out of touch with reality they really, truly are. With the ink still drying on the largest spending package in the history of the world, with the country still reeling from the near doubling of an already astronomical budget deficit, President Obama has called together approximately 120 leaders for a summit on . . . get this . . . fiscal responsibility.
I’ll just let that sink in for a moment. It took me a few minutes to quit laughing when I first heard it, too.
Fiscal responsibility? These people? That’s like Billy Joel giving driving lessons. That’s like Michael Jackson talking about babysitting and child safety. Rosie O’Donnell and Michael Moore leading a Weight Watchers meeting. It’s unbelievable! It’s like tailgating in a parking lot for a week before an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Or beating your wife on the way to the domestic violence counselor. It just doesn’t make any sense.
These people need help. These are people that, due to some sort of mental perversion, have no problems with tossing around unfathomable numbers without any thought as to downhill consequences for the people they represent. $5.4 billion here, $650 million there. Now, they’re talking about fiscal responsibility. Insane.
Obama says that they’re going to cut the $1.6 trillion budget deficit in half by the end of his first term, and he says this a week after we spent $787 billion on non-stimulative pet projects for bitter liberals. Does nobody else see the problem here? Does nobody else look at Barack Obama and the Democrats and see Veruca Salt with her fingers crossed behind her back as she accepts the Everlasting Gobstopper? Nobody?
On one hand, Obama and the Democrats claim that their so-called “stimulus” bill will create somewhere between three and four million new jobs, but on the other hand they’re going to increase taxes on the very people who create those jobs by establishing, operating and investing in business. On one hand, Obama and the Democrats insist that they will halve the deficit in four years in part by cutting spending, but on the other hand they’ve just spent $8 billion for a Mag-Lev train for Harry Reid, $2 billion on global warming-related research, $650 million on digital television converter boxes, and more.
Actually, the $335 million spent for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases is starting to make sense. It’s merely an example of Congress managing their own risk — that way, when they’re done doing what they’re doing to the American people, they’ve got less of a chance of catching anything nasty.
Perhaps the next summit on fiscal responsibility should be called by Russian PM Vladimir Putin. He seems to have more of a handle on where our country is headed than any of the Democrats in power in Washington.