Let's see. I'm no math whiz, Mr. President, but after your Porkulus Spending Bill, which you affectionately refer to as a Stimulus or Economic Recovery Plan, I was shocked to learn, only one week after signing the largest government spending program in the nation's history, that you've now turned into a deficit hawk.
I'll use rounding here, after all, I'm no math whiz, and a billion dollars isn't what it used to be only months ago, but today you announced that you'd like to cut this year's projected budget deficit of $1.3 trillion, to about a half a trillion, or $500 billion. So, the difference is about $800 billion, roughly.
Correct me if I'm wrong, Mr. President, but wasn't the massive spending bill you just signed last week about $800 billion in new government spending, spending in government bureaucracy we can live without? Couldn't we have just skipped the Porkulus bill, entirely, and met your goal?
I know you're completing your orientation, and on-the-job training program, but shouldn't one of your cabinet bean-counters pointed out this obvious math? Let me help you, Mr. President:
$1,300,000,000,000 (proj. deficit) - 800,000,000,000 (Porkulus Bill) = $500,000,000,000 (deficit goal)
I know, this is pretty simple math, so simple that I'm dumbfounded that highly respected Treasury Secretary,
Timothy Geithner, didn't figure it out. Maybe he's busy crunching the numbers on his personal tax return. That's understandable.
I've seen the items in your "Stimulus Bill," Mr. President, and I don't see anything seriously economically stimulative about it. Seems to me you could trash the whole thing, chock it up as a training exercise, and hit your targets in record time. How great would that be?
I know your liberal special-interest groups would be pretty ticked, but who cares? You're already elected, and they're not going to abandon you under any circumstances, anyway. They worship you. Just tell them that George Bush left things a lot worse than you realized and that their election payback presents will have to wait until your next term, which would be assured if you were honestly sincere about cutting the fat out of the bloated federal government.