Wednesday, April 29, 2009

And heads roll

or soon will. There is no way that the people who wrote this article at the AP will have their jobs for much longer. Its a very good article, and is an example of what the AP should be doing.
"That wasn't me," President Barack Obama said on his 100th day in office, disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on Day One. It actually was him — and the other Democrats controlling Congress the previous two years — who shaped a budget so out of balance.

His assertion that his proposed budget "will cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term" is an eyeball-roller among many economists, given the uncharted terrain of trillion-dollar deficits and economic calamity that the government is negotiating.

Congress controls the purse strings, not the president, and it was under Democratic control for Obama's last two years as Illinois senator. Obama supported the emergency bailout package in President George W. Bush's final months — a package Democratic leaders wanted to make bigger.

To be sure, Obama opposed the Iraq war, a drain on federal coffers for six years before he became president. But with one major exception, he voted in support of Iraq war spending.
Bravo to AP writers Kevin Freking and Jim Kuhnhenn. I certainly hope that this week does not find you in the unemployment lines along with so many others since Obama took office. Maybe you can get hired on with an ammo manufacturer. Their business is booming (pun intended)