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Bravo, Senator Sessions, For Beclowning Zients On BHO’s Orwellian Budget

Posted on | February 14, 2012 | 6 Comments

by Smitty (via Insty)

Stacy’s morning post about the preposterous budget stays current, as that extended shaggy dog story continues to win friends among the sober. Via The Examiner, Sessions attains and holds the high dudgeon on this sad little crapflooder from the Executive branch:

Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., challenged Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients to resign this morning, unless he could substantiate his claim that President Obama’s budget does not increase spending.
“Do you propose to spend more money over the next ten years than what the Budget Control Act and current law would cause us to spend?” Sessions asked.
“I think what we have is a much more honest baseline. A baseline that has SGR, AMT not patched year after year but extends through the period,” Zients answered.
This is just plain false.

Read the whole thing. Meanwhile, Pundit Pete points out the absurdity still present at the White House web site:

Even concentrating on the bold bits, the whole thing is still an emptied bladder down the back, to loud proclamation of rain. I hope that Sesssions is the first of an increasingly vocal string of GOP lawmakers who call these Obama Administration clowns out.

Update: Rep. Paul Ryan includes an article fisking the Presidential budget. Via AEI.

Taking a pass on reining in government growth, President Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion election-year budget plan Monday, calling for stimulus-style spending on roads and schools and tax hikes on the wealthy to help pay the costs. The ideas landed with a thud on Capitol Hill.
Though the Pentagon and a number of Cabinet agencies would get squeezed, Obama would leave the spiraling growth of health care programs for the elderly and the poor largely unchecked. The plan claims $4 trillion in deficit savings over the coming decade, but most of it would be through tax increases Republicans oppose, lower war costs already in motion and budget cuts enacted last year in a debt pact with GOP lawmakers.

Annabella Lwin offers an impressionistic world-beat take on the budget:

Update II: Krauthammer,

Which is why the budget he submitted today, which is even worse than last year’s, is something that Harry Reid doesn’t want to go to the Senate floor because it will be rejected and laughed out of the Senate.


6 Responses to “Bravo, Senator Sessions, For Beclowning Zients On BHO’s Orwellian Budget”

  1. PhilipJames
    February 14th, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    Is it just me or do you get the impression that this creepy Zients guy is just a greasy haired crook….  he could be a mobster accountant…  is he from Chicago?

  2. Anonymous
    February 14th, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Comprehensive Immigration Reform : Amnesty :: Balanced Approach : Increase Taxes and Bigger Government

    The rate and ease with which the Obama Administration lies is truly alarming. I haven’t lived long enough to say it’s the worst in American history, but it sure seems historic. It’s the worst in my lifetime by far. Pick any department head or czar and you’ll find disingenuous commentary or outright lies… but mostly lies.

  3. smitty
    February 14th, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    I really don’t think they consider it lying. It’s more. . .breathing.

  4. Adjoran
    February 14th, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    How about Jack Lew the other day on the Sunday shows, saying it wasn’t possible to get Obama’s budget to the Senate floor because it takes 60 votes for consideration.  NO, it takes 51 – budget resolutions are exempt from filibusters. 

    Lew was Budget Director under Clinton, so he had to know this.  He just lied – at least twice.

    The Obammunists know their base doesn’t care for the truth, and a significant portion of the swing voters and independents were educated in government indoctrination centers  public schools and lack the critical thinking skills to see through the BS.

    Sessions has always been one of my favorites since he’s been there, but he was declared a RINO by the Purity Police some time back.  Compromised on something or other, I think, or failed to denounce something loud enough . . . or maybe it was his ties.  His ties really suck.

  5. smitty
    February 14th, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    I’ve got a post on that very topic already prepped.

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