I read a very interesting article in the Sunday March 13th edition of The Washington Post by The Fact Checker Gene Kessler. As I was reading the article the previously popular phrase "fuzzy math" popped into my head. I shouldn't be shocked but I'm continue to be amazed by the manipulation of facts done by the current administration, Democrats and liberals. Anyway, Mr. Kessler "slices thru the fog" of the Democrats multiple statements that they have met the GOP "halfway" concerning budget cuts for the FY2011 budget. On March 11, 2011, President Obama stated "The Democrats have put forward spending cuts, many of them pretty painful, that give Republicans already half of what they were seeking, because they're the right thing to do." In the mentioned article Mr. Kessler effectively explains how these statements are false. For this statement to be even close to accurate the budget baseline must be the FY2011 budget that is NOT the law of the land. Are the President and Democrats deeming the proposed FY2011 budget to be law as was done with ObamaCare? Another interesting point learned from this article mentioned was that the discretionary spending within the proposed FY2011 budget is greater than $1 Trillion. This amount is drastically greater than the 12% mentioned by Senator Dick Durbin recently. See my previous comments on Senator Durbin's comments. I would strongly suggest every American to read this article to get the facts on this subject within a short 5 minute read.
At the end of the FY2011 budget discussion I, along with the majority of Americans that voted for a GOP majority in Congress, expect the GOP to accomplish the job they were hired to do. This job is simply to live within our means by reducing the size of government.