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Opening Arguments

Transparency and responsibility alert

Oh, this is rich:

Speaking in the East Room of the White House to more than 70 mayors, President Obama cautioned them about wasteful spending.

"I want to be clear about this:  we cannot tolerate business as usual, not in Washington, not in our State Capitols, not in America's cities and towns," he said.  "We will use the new tools that the Recovery Act gives us to watch the taxpayers' money with more rigor and transparency than ever."

How can anybody listen to such nonsense without falling on the floor in helpless laughter? And this just in:

Calling on lenders and homeowners alike to "step back and take responsibility," President Obama announced some specific steps to address the nation's foreclosure crisis, a $75 billion plan that he said is "a price well worth paying."

But you're making that call as part of a plan that rewards irresponsibility.


tim zank
Fri, 02/20/2009 - 1:05pm

I really can't believe the masses don't see the irony and hypocrisy in all of this nonsense.

Bob G.
Fri, 02/20/2009 - 2:56pm

It's those nice, rosy-colored glasses they're all wearing BEHIND the blinders that's doing it.

tim zank
Fri, 02/20/2009 - 3:07pm

Just in case you want a real laugh, go to the Messiahs "transparency" website...


What a frickin joke that is.

Michael B-P
Fri, 02/20/2009 - 4:20pm

Yes but, after all, the laugh is on us, isn't it, first for getting porked by the avaricious high-flyin' financial whizbang flim-flam artists, and then skewered by their clueless, quivering D.C. beechez? There's more than enough irresponsibility to go all the way around . . .

tim zank
Fri, 02/20/2009 - 5:55pm

Michael B-P, I wholeheartedly agree there WAS enough irresponsibility and blame to go all around. My concern is that we NOW, going forward, don't make it any worse, which we are obviously (to anyone that took 3rd grade math) doing.

Artful accounting only works for a while, eventually all bills come due, and my 13 year old daughter is now set to inherit one hell of a multi-trillion dollar bill.

It's frickin' ridiculous.