Sunday, April 19, 2009

Obama promises to reduce spending, along with a question about Seal and Logo Design

This is from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, written by Will Lester for the Associated Press. I don't know how Mr. Lester could report this with a straight face.

I'm not going to put up a link yet, because I want everyone to guess the dollar amount at the end of the post.

WASHINGTON — Families are making tough decisions about their money and so will their government, President Barack Obama said Saturday, promising spending cuts soon.
At a Cabinet meeting Monday, he will ask department and agency heads for proposals for trimming their budgets.

Ok, the idiot just signed a series of spending bills beyond anything ever seen by any nation in history. Now that he's given them the money, he's going to ask them to trim their budgets? Or is he just going to ask them to jettison only the projects that are easily ridiculed? What the hell is going on here? We just recently approved spending all the money, right?

"If we’re going to rebuild our economy on a solid foundation, we need to change the way we do business in Washington. We need to restore the American people’s confidence in their government — that it is on their side, spending their money wisely, to meet their families’ needs," Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address, released while he attended the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad.

The best way to spend my money wisely to meet my family's needs? Let me do it. I don't need your help to do it. Let me keep as much of it as possible. Unfortunately, my great-great-grandchildren are going to be footing the bill for your crap.
Oh, and please come home from Trinidad. You've met enough dictators for one trip.

To help achieve his goal of an efficient government, Obama announced the appointment of Jeffrey Zients, a founder and managing partner of the investment firm Portfolio Logic, as chief performance officer.

Click here to see the amount that Zients donated.

Zients, who will also serve as deputy director for management of the Office of Management and Budget, will work to streamline processes and cut costs.

We've created new government jobs to do what....? Heh heh heh.....

"In this effort, there will be no sacred cows and no pet projects," Obama said. "All across America, families are making hard choices, and it’s time their government did the same."

Have I slept through something? Did I dream something? Is this not the same jug-eared doofus that signed off on the porkulus project? Can anyone explain this? Anybody? Dr. Ralph? Vice President Biden? I'm pinching myself and I can feel it. I'm not dreaming. Is The Teleprompter's Operator, the only person in the world more powerful than Barack Obama, really calling for fiscal discipline now that the pork is in the barrel?

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who delivered Saturday’s weekly GOP address, said, "Republicans couldn’t agree more."

The Crips and The Bloods are in agreement. Good.

Obama said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is ending consulting contracts to create seals and logos that have cost the department $_______ since 2003.

Ok, how much do you think it should cost to create seals and logos for the Department Of Homeland Security? I'm imagining a starving artist locked away in his garret with nothing but some circular canvas, some cadmium yellow, red ochre, flat white, and some garage sale paintbrushes. I'm thinking it should cost less than $3,000 to create some of the greatest seals and logos known to man.

But perhaps the seals and logos had to be market tested. Did the new designs give taxpayers the feeling of warmth and security they deserve? Did every American sub-culture look at them and immediately think "Homeland"? And most important, did the department's new seals and logos strike fear into the hearts of terrorists?

How much should this research cost? Another $10,000 at the most?

I eagerly await your guesses. Googling isn't fair. How much have we paid for Department of Homeland Security seals and logos since 2003?

P.S. - We're all doomed.


TarrantLibertyGuy said...

$2.6 Million

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Nobody else wanted to hazard a guess? or did they feel guilty about Googling ?

The answer is 3 million righteous and holy U.S. dollars.