A exchange between ABC’s Jake Tapper and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs over the paltry proposed $100 million dollar ‘cut’ from the accumulated $8 billion dollars in earmarks.
Today’s Qs for O’s WH – 4/20/2009
April 20, 2009 3:01 PM
TAPPER: You were talking about an appropriations bill a few weeks ago about $8 billion being minuscule — $8 billion in earmarks. We were talking about that and you said that that…
GIBBS: Well, in terms of — in…(CROSSTALK)
TAPPER: …$100 million is a lot but $8 billion is small?
GIBBS: …If you think we’re going to get rid of $1.3 trillion deficit by eliminating one thing, I’d be — and the administration would be innumerably happy for you to let us know what that is.
How about getting rid of several things adding up to $1.3 trillion, asshole? I’ll even pick the fucking items. Happy now?
Even the Associated Press, not known for criticizing Obama, has summed up the gesture with this:
Cut a latte or two out of your annual budget and you’ve just done as much belt-tightening as President Barack Obama asked of his Cabinet on Monday.
The thrifty measures Obama ordered for federal agencies are the equivalent of asking a family that spends $60,000 in a year to save $6.
You know it’s bad when a liberal MSM outlet slams the insignificance.