In the Tank

I love this headline: “Obama aims to cut wasteful spending,” from the LA Times.  What is their shining example of Obama’s self-evidence fiscal responsibility?

The president singled out a move by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to end consulting contracts to create seals and logos that he said had cost the department $3 million since 2003.

Three million?  Wow.  I am in awe of that number.  With a budget deficit projected at 2 trillion dollars for this year, surely the Department of Homeland security having to go without seals will save our children from this massive, crushing debt.

Do we need any more evidence the media is in the tank?  Two trillion dollars.  Think about that number.  It’s 1000 million to get to a billion, and a 1000 billion to get to a trillion.  And we’re not doing that once, but twice.  That’s 2 million times a million dollars.  Nitpicking little items here and there can add up to real money eventually, but it won’t be a drop in the bucket when all is said and done.

I now yearn for the days of the fiscally restrained Bush Administration!

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