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Friday, February 27, 2009

Obama's Deficit Fix: Weed out Wasteful Philanthropy

Satire by John W. Lillpop

After approving a trillion-dollar Pig Roast for the benefit of reckless liberals in Congress, President Obama now seeks to soothe public angst over those annual, multi-trillion dollar deficits that his "solution" will bring to pass.

Refusing to allow truth to interfere with his Marxist MO, Obama acted decisively by declaring, ""I work for the American people, and I'm determined to bring the change that the people voted for last November. And that means cutting what we don't need to pay for what we do."

Obama's latest proves that acting "decisively" is a plus only when one acts wisely as well.

Back to the details: For a brief moment, one's pulse quickens, far short of a "thrill running up and down my leg," mind you, but still enough to qualify as hope.

Perhaps the president has seen through the folly of wasting hundreds of billions of dollars to prevent STDs, or for terminating pregnancies caused by over stimulation among the unwashed masses?

Or maybe a wiser, more mature Obama, feeling his oats after 40 days in office, now recognizes scads of other liberal pork as worthy candidates for "cutting what we don't need to pay for what we do."

Alas, the audacity of hope drops quicker than the DJIA immediately after an Obama speech on the economy.

Instead of taking on Nancy Pelosi and the other far left loons and their Pork, this new president has decided to balance the budget by attacking a hereto scared cow: Charitable giving!

As reported in the Washington Times, in part:

"Democrats and Republicans poured cold water on President Obama's budget plan to cut down on wealthy taxpayers' charitable giving tax deductions, the second of his ambitious cost-savings plans to earn lawmakers' scorn, and underscoring the legislative minefield he is entering.

Still, the charitable giving deduction reduction, which would limit deductions for couples making $250,000 or individuals making $200,000, provoked the most heat Thursday. Mr. Obama is counting on that provision to raise $179.8 billion over 10 years."

An Obama spokesman rejected criticism of the proposed Jihad on Philanthropy by pointing out that, with the president's "take responsibility" budget plans, the federal government will assume responsibility for meeting the needs of all citizens from cradle to grave, thereby eliminating the need for charitable giving.

As the spokesman explained, the Obama budget plan will cut out the middleman in the process of helping the poor and needy. Higher income tax rates on the rich will cause their money to reach the underprivileged much more quickly, and with less administrative expense.

Barack Obama: America's black Robin Hood, spreading poverty from sea to shining sea!