Will someone please explain Barack Obama to me?
I saw in my local paper yesterday and again on Yahoo! News today that the Big O plans to halve our nation's 1 trillion dollar plus deficit by 2013--after he spends almost another trillion on his "stimulus" package. Now, I admit I'm mathematically challenged so it seems a little strange to me to think you can halve the amout of something by adding to it. But then, I'm not Barack Obama or a liberal so I must be missing the magic.
Still, it's rather audacious of our national Guru to say something like this. I guess he's trying to find a balance between his we're-facing-a-catastrophe rhetoric and his hope-over-fear routine. And the Chosen One HAS offered a few details on achieving his goal. Like a true liberal Obama plans to start downsizing the deficit by defunding the war in Iraq. Supposedly, this will save billions in the effort to halve the deficit. BUT, Obama also plans to send 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan which--you guessed it!--will cost money. So, where is the money for those troops going to come from? If Obama just transfers money from Iraq to Afghanistan then said money will continue to contribute to the deficit. On the other hand, if Obama really takes the cost of the Iraq war out of the budget he'll have to find cash for his Afghan surge from somewhere. Enter his second deficit busting tactic: tax the rich.
Ahhhhhh! Nothing like a little class warfare to get the blood running! Tax the rich? Yeah, right. Most people with an ounce of intelligence know that all of us can be defined as "rich" so the government can take our money. And by implying that "rich" means a person is some how shady libtards like the Big O try to convince us that punishing success is ok. It's not, and this strategy will fail. Taxing the rich will reduce the deficit like a sugar pill will stop a headache. And trust me, when Obama gets through with America we'll ALL have a headache.
I don't know what kind of math classes Obama had in school but they were definitely different from the kinds I was in. I learned that you reduce the size of something by taking AWAY from it. It's called subtraction. Big word. Obama might want to google it.