“I’ve proposed a freeze in government spending for three years. We have gone through every department’s spending line by line, item by item, looking for inefficiency, duplication, and programs that have outlived their usefulness.” President Obama, February 1, 2010.
I almost categorized this post under humor. If it weren’t so sad and serious, it would be great humor.
Randall Hoven, probably with tongue and both arms in cheek, posted on Obama’s seriousness with respect to budgets and spending: