I like Barack Obama, I really do. On the like-ability meter, he’s way up there. As a leader, he’s great. But as businessman trying to jump-start the economy, he’s killing me.
(Now I want you to re-read my intro while listening to this song.)
On February 19, 2013 – Our fearless leader appeared on public television URGING Congress to take action to avoid automatic budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1st. As you have probably heard (too many times), these automatic cuts are referred to by Washington as The Sequester.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that our government wants to take the easy way out and metaphorically “kick the can down the road.” But, it does surprise me. Because…
On November 11, 2011 – Our fearless leader appeared on public television pledging TO VETO any efforts to undo these automatic spending cuts.
I shit you not.
You can watch the CBS Coverage here. To be exact, he said:
“Already some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts. My message to them is simple: No,” Mr. Obama said from the White House briefing room Monday evening. “I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending.”
“There will be no easy off-ramps on this one. We need to keep the pressure up to compromise.”
No easy off-ramps, eh?