AP: Obama’s SOTU Numbers Don’t Quite Add Up

Wait a minute.  You mean you can’t reduce the deficit and spend more money at the same time

WASHINGTON — The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze on the other.

Obama spoke ambitiously of putting money into roads, research, education, efficient cars, high-speed rail and other initiatives in his State of the Union speech. He pointed to the transportation and construction projects of the last two years and proposed “we redouble these efforts.” He coupled this with a call to “freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years.”

But Obama offered far more examples of where he would spend than where he would cut, and some of the areas he identified for savings are not certain to yield much if anything.

Fuzzy math.


2 thoughts on “AP: Obama’s SOTU Numbers Don’t Quite Add Up

  1. Who sat through that? It had to have been like a long-winded sales pitch from an oily, overbearing salesman trying to get us signed up for a timeshare, only the sales pitch said absolutely NOTHING and the smarmy salesman turned out to be the leader of the free world….

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