As a candidate, Obama promised to look at the budget line by line and cut out all the unnecessary spending. As the President, Obama has in fact, looked at the budget and cut all the wasteful spending he could find.
He cut $17 Billion from a $3.4 Trillion budget. Let me break that down for you. He cut .05% from the budget. Still too hard to grasp? Just multiply by .0005. Still hard? Let's say you were going to save for retirement by the same percentage of your gross income. Further, assume you make $1,000. per week gross. You would save a snappy 50 cents per week for retirement.
I think I have had and more importantly, America, has had all the hope and change we can stand. Pres. Obama, in just 100 days, has already committed to spend more than all previous presidents combined. Even the most optimistic analysts say that our national debt will double in just 5 years. The only thing I can guess that would make Obama spend our money this way is that he and Bush have a bet going on to see who can waste more tax dollars, Congrats Barry, you are way ahead and sure to win that bet.
By the way, Helen Keller would've found more to trim from that budget.