Mixed in with that economic announcement earlier today was news of budget cuts to make sure that the Americans’ know the government is tightening their belts first and leading by example.
“[T]o make the investments we need, weâ€™ll have to scour our federal budget, line-by-line, and make meaningful cuts and sacrifices as well â€“ something Iâ€™ll be discussing further tomorrow,” Obama said.
He said later that he’d be rolling out “some reforms in Washington” tomorrow.
Does anybody else think his “line by line” talk isn’t just talk? I mean, at the end of the day, how hard is it to go through our budget and find the stuff that doesn’t matter? Yes, it’ll take time and it’ll be painful, but it can be done.
Now, if he does accomplish this and is able to significantly trim the governments expenditures, will Obama be able to take the “fiscally responsible” mantle away from the Republicans?