Sunday, January 24, 2010

Obama promises to reduce deficits, or not

In a post entitled "how stupid do they think we are", Roger Kimball writes:
But now comes something really amusing. In an effort to win back the support of “fiscal moderates,” Obama yesterday endorsed the idea of creating a special debt and deficit reducing commission. But guess what, it wouldn’t convene until after next November’s election.
Hat tip: Instapundit.

Politico reports that Obama's plan has strong opposition from Democrats who do not want to have to vote on deficit reduction even after November:
Powerful Democrats, including Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), are adamantly opposed to the commission. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), in a letter to colleagues Friday, warned them against being “stampeded” into the Conrad bill, which would require expedited votes in both the House and the Senate
It seems that the former Messiah may discover that there is a big difference between (1) giving speeches filled with empty rhetoric, and (2) actually governing a country.

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