I Would Like To Believe Him, But I Can't
by James Glaser
April 14, 2011
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President Obama gave us his ideas about cutting our national deficit and getting us closer to a balanced budget. I suppose some of what he said sounded good, but how the heck are we supposed to believe this President? Last week President Obama was touting a $38 billion cut he helped put together with Congress for the last six months of this year's budget.

The only trouble is that the President was lying about that cut. The following is how the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office figures how much that budget cut will really get us.

CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year's deficit by just $353 million, not $38 billion touted

By Associated Press, Wednesday, April 13, 12:40 PM

WASHINGTON — A new budget estimate released Wednesday shows that the spending bill negotiated between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner would produce less than 1 percent of the $38 billion in claimed savings by the end of this budget year.

It isn't just President Obama who is lying. The Republicans are the same way, and I am sure that their budget proposal is worth about as much as Obama's... nothing.

You have to think about how President Obama got elected. He made promise after promise. He said he would bring the troops home. He said he would stop torture. He said he would close our prison in Cuba. On and on he went, even telling us he wanted Single Payer Health care.

Everything he said was a lie.

The truth is—President Obama is a liar. I would really like it if I could believe what he said about our nation's budget yesterday, but liars should never be trusted.

Post Script:

After listening to how the Democrats and Republicans have described their budget proposals, this is what I am left with. The Republicans want to leave taxes the way they are right now or even lower them more, and cut spending in order to get our fiscal house in order. The Democrats don't want to quit spending, so they propose we increase taxes, so we can keep the spending and balance the budget. You can't get two plans that are more polar opposite than these two.

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