Thursday, March 05, 2009
Pbama Cooking The Books?
Yes, we can can. We can fail, fail, fail.
Yes we can fail, fail, fail, fail, fail, fail
Yes we can fail. Because Pbama showed us the way."
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Republicans slammed President Obama for "cooking the books" in his new budget proposal, as the administration said this year's $1.75 trillion deficit was caused a by a crisis unlike any in generations.
GOP lawmakers grilled Peter Orszag, Obama's budget chief, in his first testimony on Capitol Hill to defend the tax and spending plan he unveiled last week.
"The numbers in this budget are staggeringly high," fumed Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
"If these scenarios in this baseline don't play themselves out, then they'll be even higher."
Orszag replied: "The new administration has inherited an economic crisis unlike any we have seen in our lifetimes."
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who would oversee more than $1 trillion in higher taxes over the next decade, got similar treatment.
"It looks like somebody's cooking the books," grumbled Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing.
"The president's budget increases taxes on every American, and does so during a recession," Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) told Geithner.
Geithner countered that tax increases don't kick in until 2011, when the administration is projecting that a recovery would be under way.
Although Ryan, the top Republican on the House Budget Committee, praised some aspects of the budget, he also ripped into accounting methods - like budgeting for high initial war costs that demonstrate a savings later.
"So you assume in your budget that we're going to have a surge in 10 years [in Iraq], even though a surge, by definition, is up, then back down," Ryan said, pressing Orszag.
"To go back, $1.6 trillion of these savings is because you are saying we are not going to have a surge for 10 years, we are going to ramp it down," he continued.
Orszag replied: "About a trillion-and-a-half dollars is because the war ends more quickly under this budget then we think the alternative would have been."
Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) accused Obama of putting up a "trifecta of trillions" - with the stimulus package, appropriations spending and budget deficits.
He said the deficit - which is projected to fall from $1.75 trillion to $533 billion over a decade - showed "red ink as far as the eye can see."
Now we have the Messyiah cooking his Pbamanomics books. Nice, huh? And there's no hypocrisy about it at all either - yeah - that's the amazing part!
Oh...there is one more item the Corrupt Fascist Pbama Regime is overlooking. All it will take is a mildly successful U.S. domestic terror attack to flush Pbama's great plans right down the toilet. And we will be attacked again because terrorists know Pbama is weak, he is not protecting us or playing tough defense as did the Bush Administration. We're basically hanging by an economic thread hoping we won't be attacked again. Yep, keep "hoping." "Hoping" for "Change," - like in the 2010 and 2012 elections.
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