Tuesday, April 21, 2009
After passing bills that hand out nearly a trillion dollars to get the economy started again, President Obama is ordering cuts in the federal budget of $100 million. Not a billion, not a $100 billion but $100 million. The token nibbles are so small as to be laughable. As a result, his vow to control federal spending seems absurd. One could not even call the amount a start to control the budget deficit. It probably would have been better had nothing been said at all. Rather than shooting an elephant, he has trapped a mouse and is posing for pictures.