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President Finally Unites Americans: Everybody Hates Obama’s Budget

Posted on | April 10, 2013 | 18 Comments

Let’s start with the most obvious signal of unity: If President Obama has lost a liberal like Taylor Marsh . . .

President Obama is daring the right to blow this chance [to reach a deficit[-reduction deal]. Unfortunately, the game of chicken the President is playing with people’s only avenue to stay out of poverty in advanced age, which hurts women more than any other group, is actually what he believes should be done.
It’s certain that progressives and their allies will never forget that Barack Obama was the first Democratic president to suggest carving away F.D.R.’s New Deal. That chained CPI cuts are a shadow war on women, from none other than the first African American president in history, who certainly should know what this means.

He’s also lost a would-be Democrat superstar:

“Not only does President Obama’s plan fail to put our finances back in order, it would cut benefits for our seniors, which is wrong,” said Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, who faces former Republican Gov. Mark Sanford in a May 7 election to fill the 1st District House seat vacated by Tim Scott’s appointment to the Senate.
“The fact is, we have to balance our budget, cut our spending and lower taxes for small businesses to create jobs,”  Colbert-Busch, sister of cable-TV comedian Stephen Colbert, said in a statement. “Unfortunately, this budget takes the opposite approach; it raises taxes, doesn’t balance and doesn’t cut enough – when we should be laser-focused on slashing wasteful and duplicative spending.”

The budget hatred is all across the board today: Liberals hate the president’s first baby-steps toward entitlement reform, while Republicans hate the tax increases and say Obama really isn’t doing a damned thing to fix the budget deficit:

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio slammed President Obama’s $3.8-trillion budget plan Wednesday as filled with “recycled liberal ideas,” saying the proposal is “useless” because it was delivered two months late.
“President Obama’s budget is a blueprint for a recession,” said Rubio, who is widely viewed as a leading hopeful for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. “Filled to the brim with middle class tax hikes and debt spending, the recycled liberal ideas in his budget have failed time and again to create real vibrant economic growth for the American people. Our nation needs a plan that reflects the principles of limited government, free enterprise and a strong national defense.”

Ed Morrissey’s verdict: “Obama wants Republicans to agree to tax hikes today for down-the-road cost savings in entitlement programs that are necessary whether we hike taxes or not.  In exchange, he wants to increase spending in most or all other categories.”

For those who prefer to get their presidential bullshit unfiltered, you can read Obama’s Rose Garden speech at, including his attempt to blame Republicans for his own idea, the sequester cuts:

My budget also replaces the foolish across-the-board spending cuts that are already hurting our economy. And I have to point out that many of the same members of Congress who supported deep cuts are now the ones complaining about them the loudest as they hit their own communities. Of course, the people I feel for are the people who are directly feeling the pain of these cuts — the people who can least afford it. They’re hurting military communities that have already sacrificed enough. They’re hurting middle-class families. There are children who have had to enter a lottery to determine which of them get to stay in their Head Start program with their friends. There are seniors who depend on programs like Meals on Wheels so they can live independently, but who are seeing their services cut.
That’s what this so-called sequester means. Some people may not have been impacted, but there are a lot of folks who are being increasingly impacted all across this country. And that’s why my budget replaces these cuts with smarter ones, making long-term reforms, eliminating actual waste and programs we don’t need anymore.

Also, the president knows you need some “fairness” talk:

Over the past two years, I’ve signed legislation that will reduce our deficits by more than $2.5 trillion — more than two-thirds of it through spending cuts and the rest through asking the wealthiest Americans to begin paying their fair share. . . .
But if we’re serious about deficit reduction, then these reforms have to go hand-in-hand with reforming our tax code to make it more simple and more fair, so that the wealthiest individuals and biggest corporations cannot keep taking advantage of loopholes and deductions that most Americans don’t get. That’s the bottom line.

Just in case you haven’t yet smashed your computer in a frothing rage, here’s video of today’s Obama speech:

Don’t blame me. I’m just reporting this crap.



18 Responses to “President Finally Unites Americans: Everybody Hates Obama’s Budget”

  1. desertgardens
    April 10th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

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  2. MoonAngelWings
    April 10th, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

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  3. DrG031
    April 10th, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

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  4. 1EastwoodingAve
    April 10th, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

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  5. Adjoran
    April 10th, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Obama gets away with lying all the time because a) the media won’t call him on it, and b) anyone dumb enough to even consider supporting him or his policies is too stupid to figure it out.

    And where are all those Toomey fans to tell me what a “great conservative” he is, now?

  6. Zilla of the Resistance
    April 10th, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    I totally blame you, Stacy, it’s all your freaking fault, just like I heard everything else is. 😉

  7. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    April 10th, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    The little god-king’s motto is, “The people who tried to prevent my screw-ups are to blame for them.”

  8. K-Bob
    April 10th, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    Anyone believe Obama has even read the thing?

    I’ll bet he wasn’t even told what was in it.

  9. Rosalie
    April 10th, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    I thought he wanted the “foolish across-the-board cuts”.

  10. Adjoran
    April 10th, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    All he needs to know is what is on the teleprompters, and when his next tee time is.

  11. rfredson
    April 10th, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    Actually, we can all blame ourselves. We tolerated this evil in office for far too long, and then we tolerated our neighbors who reelected him. The only way we are going to fix this country is really simple: being a liberal needs to have direct, immediate, and very unpleasant consequences.

    Remember that *all* American Liberals are people that have betrayed their loyalty to the United States. Now what is the correct and moral consequence of Treason? That’s right–anything up to and including that consequence is a correct and moral action to take upon *your* liberal neighbors and colleagues.

    It’s time to act and take this country back.

  12. K-Bob
    April 10th, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    In the old days, it used to take a few years before they totally lost their minds. Now it’s pretty much a job requirement.

    Maybe we should elect people who refuse to travel to DC at all. They can phone in their votes.

  13. Quartermaster
    April 10th, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    Especially continental drift and global cooling.

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  15. Wombat_socho
    April 11th, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    He was hoping you wouldn’t remember that.

  16. richard mcenroe
    April 11th, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    Yeah, but the half plus a bit that voted for the schmuck thinks they have a right to bitch now. And they can kiss my ass.

  17. richard mcenroe
    April 11th, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    Toomey. You mean the guy Santorum was warning us about while you were warning us about Santorum? That Toomey?

  18. Travis
    April 13th, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    I am glad we can finally agree that spending money we don’t have an bullshit is a bad idea……..