Mickey Kaus at the Daily Caller nails it. Brilliantly.
The fools in Washington, especially the Chief Idiot in the White House are spending our great, great grandchildren's $$$ and do not care about it as they will not have to be around to clean up the mess they leave behind.
And if the President is " outraged by the excessive spending ", he might want to speak to the First Lady who is one of the leading spendaholics of our tax dollars, 2nd only to himself of course.
Obama in Casablanca: Mickey Kaus
The Daily Caller
President Obama is shocked, shocked to learn there is a September Spending Spree in the federal government, leading agencies like the General Service Administration do things like blow $823,000 on a BS “training conference” in Las Vegas.
Chief of Staff Jacob J. Lew briefed President Obama before last week’s trip to South Korea.
Obama “was outraged by the excessive spending, questionable dealings with contractors, and disregard for taxpayer dollars,” Lew said in a statement to The Washington Post, calling for “all those responsible to be held fully accountable.”
P.S.: What’s worse, the idea that Obama is pretending to be surprised at routine government overspending, or the possibility that he actually is surprised? Put this down next to him learning that there is “no such thing as shovel ready projects.” …
P.P.S.: Yes, I know the big money is in entitlements, not in the discretionary budget. But before you cut grandma’s Social Security check, or her Medicare–and before you raise taxes–you have to convince voters you’ve really gotten the message to the GS-13s and 14s that we are in austere times and they can’t waste a dime. It’s serious! No funny business! … This is a message Obama has pointedly failed to get across. Go to Washington–it’s still Fat City and people are living like it’s Fat City, in part because they know D.C.-based columnists will always argue ‘the money’s in entitlements’ and defend them against cuts.
Glenn Reynolds from Instapundit chimes in:
D.C. — now not just “Hollywood for ugly people,” but “Hollywood for ugly people who party on your dime!”
MORE: Reader Rick Giovanelli writes: “Hmm, packed, expensive restaurants in the Capitol? People there spending lavishly and being out of touch with the rest of the country which is toughing out rough economic conditions? Pretty sure my daughter just saw a movie about this. Can’t think of the name of it, though. If only it had gotten some publicity recently.”