|The President's sincere concern is sincerely appreciated.|
"Small businesses and families are tightening their belts," Obama said in brief remarks at the White House. "The government should, too."You kinda wished he had thought of that two years ago before he started on these multiple TARPs and bailouts and billion dollar road projects, shovel ready or not.
John Gage, president of the 600,000-member American Federation of Government Employees, called the decision "a slap at working people. ... To symbolically hit at federal employees I think is just wrong."Well, its a good start though.
"We're going to do everything we can to make this not happen and to explore all our options," said Colleen Kelley head of the 150,000-member National Treasury Employees Union.And I am sure the President is counting on you, Colleen. Truth is, this comes out just before Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb announce their recommendations for deficit reductions, which are sure to have raising taxes on the beleaguered American economy as a central theme.
The president is counting on the fact in presenting himself as concerned about the deficit we will forget the billions upon billions of dollars that he has spent.
Don't count on it, Barry. It's kind of hard to get excited about a guy talking about the importance of the Fire Department when he is standing there with a box of matches in his hand.