Obama Demands One Hundred MEEEEELLION $$$ in Budget Cuts
Perfunction has the video– Cut one hundred MEEEEELLION dollars!
For all the trumpeting, the effort raised questions about why Obama set the bar so low, considering that $100 million amounts to:
_Less than one-quarter of the budget increase that Congress awarded to itself.
_4 percent of the military aid the United States sends to Israel.
_Less than half the cost of one F-22 fighter plane.
_7 percent of the federal subsidy for the money-losing Amtrak passenger rail system.
_1/10,000th of the government’s operating budgets for Cabinet agencies, excluding the Iraq and Afghan wars and the stimulus bill.
More… Betsy’s Page adds this:
Jake Tapper pointed out that a few weeks ago the White House was pooh-poohing saving $8 billion dollars on earmarks in the budget bill from last year, yet now is trumpeting Obama’s order to save $100 million dollars. Poor Gibbs couldn’t come up with anything coherent to defend this mathematical point.