Obama Claims Cutting White House Budget Will Lead To Higher Deficits
The logic is absolutely inexplicable:
Proposed House cuts to the Executive Office of the President’s (EOP) budget will hurt administration efforts to cut the deficit, the White House argues.
The Obama administration made the argument in comments on H.R. 2434, the 2012 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act. That bill could be on the House floor as early as next week, and would decrease funding for the EOP from $705 million to $640 million.
“The level of resources provided in the bill would significantly impact the EOP’s role in assisting the president in carrying out his constitutional duties as head of the executive branch, including protecting national security interests, developing policies to address the challenges facing the nation, reducing the deficit and spending taxpayer dollars more cost-effectively, and managing the Federal agencies,” the administration said in a statement of administration policy (SAP).
About the only things Obama has done with regard to the deficit are (a) to increase it by a truly frightening amount, and (b) to ignore his own blue-ribbon deficit reduction commission’s recommendations.
And whatever happened to shared sacrifice, Mr. Obama? Not for the self-anointed political elites, I guess… just like following the tax laws or even the US Constitution.
H/T: Weekly Standard.