My selection for today is our President, Barack Obama, for his continuing attempt to cure all the ills in America by spending more of OUR money.

Kudos to Citizens Against Government Waste who, on September 19th, issued a statement criticizing the President’s deficit reduction plan in which he “pledged to veto any plan that lowers the federal government’s deficit and debt without implementing new sources of revenue, or higher taxes.  He offered Americans a choice between ‘crumbling roads and schools’ and a plan to raise taxes on corporations and higher wage earners, but did not propose any substantive reforms to entitlements like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, which together make up 71 percent of mandatory federal spending.”

Today’s speech reflected a disappointing lack of imagination on the part of the President, who consistently looks to solve problems by throwing more money at them, despite a history of feeble results.  It was another insight into President Obama’s attitude toward taxpayers, which treats their hard-earned income as a tool that can be manipulated into aiding an agenda of ever-expanding government.  His fictional dilemma between lousy infrastructure and schools or higher taxes revealed a fundamental misunderstanding of recent spending patterns: transportation spending as a percentage of GDP has been increasing steadily since the early 1980s, and education spending has doubled since the 1970s, but unbridled waste and mismanagement have prevented taxpayers from seeing proportionate returns on their investments.”

I couldn’t have said it better.