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4/1/2010

Obama’s “Creative Accounting”

Filed under: International,Obama — DRJ @ 2:23 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The Obama Administration has used creative accounting to count jobs resulting from the Stimulus and to calculate the deficit as a result of ObamaCare. Via Tom Maguire, is it any surprise they’re also creative in how they count nukes?

“[The New York Times’ Peter] Baker talks to experts about Obama’s new arms deal with Russia and explains that Obama is probably over-promoting the actual cuts in nuclear arms:

“It’s creative accounting,” said Pavel Podvig, a longtime arms researcher from Russia who is now on leave from Stanford University. “They found a way of making reductions without actually making them, and they were happy to accept that because nobody wanted to go to more serious measures.”

We have a Say-Anything President, which is hardly news. What is noteworthy is that Even The NY Times is starting to call him on it.”

It’s a game, isn’t it? Obamanopoly.

— DRJ

9 Responses to “Obama’s “Creative Accounting””

  1. So, are the fake cuts in our nukes or in the Russians? Or both?

    LarryD (feb78b)

  2. […] keeping track of the Democrats’ power-grabbing socialized health care bill were not stunned. Obama’s “creative accounting” is only a surprise to liberals who are still wiping the Obama Koolaid from their […]

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  3. The only jobs the proponents of the stimulus can say were “created or saved” are public employee jobs – teachers, police, etc. It’s what they always come up with when asked on a Sunday show.

    “Well David, the town of Podunk Ohio would have let 2 policemen go except for the $500,000 they received. By keeping those policemen and giving other city employees a 9% raise we have happy and contented public servants that will do a better job of making Podunk safe for its people”.

    Someone should tell the geniuses in the Democratic party that they don’t know jack about economics if that is there idea of stimulus.

    MU789 (d20b17)

  4. Obama as a candidate: All talk, no substance.

    Obama as President: All talk, no substance

    Why is this even news?

    Socratease (02c2d9)

  5. Barack Obama= Bush continued.

    Polygamist (aa402f)

  6. finding out that Obama is lying, whether personally in a speech, or indirectly in a press release or policy announcement is as remarkable as seeing that the sun is rising in the east or setting in the west, or that ocean water is salty.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  7. Barack Obama= Bush continued.

    someone is obviously suffering from tertiary syphilis…..one of the many drawbacks with multiple partners. 😀

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  8. @7
    Yes pal. but it’s worth it. You should try it… 😉

    Polygamist (aa402f)

  9. The Empty Suit(tm)

    SPQR (26be8b)


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