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A Quarter of A Penny For Your Thoughts

An illustration of Obama’s “spending cuts”:

I post this video not just because it nicely illustrated the paltry “cuts” Obama is enacting but because it illustrates the real budget problem—mandatory spending.  Without changes to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, we simply can not get the budget under control.  Obama’s plan is, from what I can tell, to control health care costs by massively increasing the federal healthcare commitment.  Yeah.  That’ll work.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 04/28/09 at 03:20 PM (Discuss this in the forums)

Comments


Posted by on 04/28/09 at 06:11 PM from United States

I love visuals like this.

Posted by on 04/28/09 at 06:23 PM from United States

Yeah. Except that visuals like this make me depressed to read the news.

Posted by InsipiD on 04/28/09 at 06:34 PM from United States

I don’t consider all of that mandatory spending, nor do I believe he couldn’t reduce it.  I’m sure he doesn’t want to.

Posted by on 04/28/09 at 11:31 PM from United States

I don’t consider all of that mandatory spending, nor do I believe he couldn’t reduce it.  I’m sure he doesn’t want to.

Yup-it’s only mandatory until we change the law.  Just like any other spending.

Posted by on 04/29/09 at 09:07 PM from Germany

Brilliant little piece of film making.

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