Obama: No Spending Cuts That Hurt My Ability to Piss Away Money on Pet Projects, But Hey, How’s About Some More Taxes in the Form of Eliminating Deductions?
“Our economy can’t afford more protracted showdowns or manufactured crises,” Obama warned in his weekly address, adding that “the messy brinksmanship in Congress made business owners more uncertain and consumers less confident.”
The president said he was open to seeking spending cuts generally as part of an effort to reduce the country’s deficit, but he stressed that such reductions can be made “without shortchanging things like education, job training, research and technology all which are critical to our prosperity in a 21st century economy.”
“Spending cuts must be balanced with more reforms to our tax code,” he said. “The wealthiest individuals and the biggest corporations shouldn’t be able to take advantage of loopholes and deductions that aren’t available to most Americans.”
What, because they’re not paying taxes to begin with?
We already had the “tax rich people” part of the “balanced” approach. It’s now time for you to step up and be the leader you pretend to be and permit some real spending reform, so my children can have a future.
Oh, it’s pointless. You know what? I’ve been trying to write these posts without engaging in profanities, but [a team of skilled reputation management people now rush in and pry Patterico’s fingers from the keyboard before he says something he can’t take back].