Obama to cut 0.002857% of federal budget

In a comical move, President Obama has convened his cabinet chiefs to examine how they can cut $100 million out of the uber-trillion dollar budget. Just to put this in perspective, Obama is asking them to cut the budget by 1/35,000th of the total size.

In the grand scheme of things, Obama is going to cut the budget by 0.002857%.

Just for an example. Let’s take a household income of $50,000 which is about average. If you cut the same percentage Obama is cutting from the federal government, you’d be cutting about $1.43 from your annual spending. That’s correct, one dollar and forty-three cents from a $50,000 budget. That’s the same percentage Obama is cutting from the federal budget.

Fox News reports:

In what amounts to a scene out of Hollywood’s version of executive power, President Obama will convene his first Cabinet meeting this morning and order his department chiefs to immediately cut a combined $100 million from their budgets.

Like the main character in the fantasy “Dave,” Obama appears to be trying to work the nation’s books, though the $100 million figure amounts to a drop in the $3.5 trillion bucket given preliminary approval earlier this month by Congress.

And, it does little to erase the more than $1.2 trillion deficit that has become the rallying cry of fiscal conservatives.

Obama will be asking each department and agency chief for specific proposals for trimming their budgets. He says families are having to make tough financial decisions and need to know the government is spending their money wisely, too.

“If we’re going to rebuild our economy on a solid foundation, we need to change the way we do business in Washington. We need to restore the American people’s confidence in their government — that it is on their side, spending their money wisely, to meet their families’ needs,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address, released while he attended the Summit of the Americans in Trinidad.

Obama wants his Cabinet agencies to report a collective $100 million in savings in the next 90 days.

It’s like spending billions and then making up for it by saving an extra $20.00 as “fiscal responsibility.”

I guess it’s a ridiculously small start to an out-of-control budget and ever-growing big brother in form of Obama’s socialized government. Some might even call it a “token gesture” to a nation sick and tired of expanding government.

  • Bill Hedges

    Do the unthinkable. Cut the $100 million off monies going to ACORN….holding my breath. This could be funny, but this is real life

  • Bill great point! This is about one thing and one thing only, Obama’s response to the TEA PARTIES. Can you say damage control.

  • Bill Hedges

    Conservative Gal

    Of course you’re right. Toay was first Cabinet meeting. What struck me is Obama’s business stupity.

    He bragged of one department saving money starting to buy office supplies in “bulk” !!

    Any money saved is going to be spent on other things ! How about lowering “Bush’s debt” ? ha-ha

    He just doesn’t understand. With all these bills passed many departments are over 100% funded.

    Drunkard sailors could not be more irresponsible.

  • Bill Hedges

    Forgot to add.

    How quaint it is for Obama to point out Bush’s debt, when his will be equal to ALL PRESIDENTS COMBINED.

    One would think America has never gone through a Depression or Recession before. What we never have experienced is this mammoth spending plan. Japan did. Earning itself years of staled growth.

    Trillions upon Trillions of dollars spent has no working model proof it works. Does have it doesn’t work.

    Obama, a man that is amazed and proud a department is saving money by buying office supplies in bulk; I don’t believe his economic plan.

    Shouldn’t he add another 25 % to the already over budgeted departments to make sure they have enough__ If this be LIBERAL’S HOG HEAVEN, send me to HELL.

  • He has been an embarrassment so far as President and most likely will continue to be. When I heard yesterday that he was going to cut the spending by buying office supplies in bulk I was at that moment embarrassed for him. The sad thing is, Obamas followers are going to eat this up, they’ll hear from the drive by media that Obama is willing to work with those awful conservatives, what a martyr.

  • Bill Hedges

    Conservative Gal

    Another way to say it. We have “bizarro superman president” and live in bizarro world..

  • Babs

    CG, doesn’t this just sound like something a lawyer would do in his office though? Obama’s mentality in business reaches no further than the water cooler in his old law firm – where he wasn’t even a partner.

  • Babs,
    not only was he not a partner but he never really practiced law. In the legal profession theirs not a whole lot of respect for “professors” who never actually practiced law. Think about it, how can a “professor” who is just out of law school have any legal experience to share? This is who Obama is, a lawyer by name only. I think its quite obvious by the way he’s stem rolling the constitution. And that’s another thing, he supposedly taught constitutional law, it’s people like him the University’s hire to teach law, they rather have someone with ideologies then an attorney with experience that will actually interrupt the law.

    Obama gives lawyers a bad name. No experience, no knowledge etc. But rest assured not all lawyers are like this,there are some great organizations that I would feel privileged to work with such as the Alliance Defense Fund, Heritage foundation and the ACLJ. These people work exclusively to protect the constitution from dirt bags like the ACLU, NAACP and others who at this point will remain nameless.

  • Bill Hedges

    I have not watched beauty contest for decades. I am very proud of a woman from California in the MISS. U.S.A. contest. This woman is beautiful inside and out. A halo I place above her head.

    Judge Perez Hilton is no judge. I am certain this young woman,in the end, will outshine the winner. She already has! Donald Trump, tell Perez Hilton, “YOU’RE FIRED”.

    I have never been a fan of Dick Chaney. I gained respect for him tonight on Hannity. I realize now I never knew the man.

  • jsk

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