It isn't that his statement is incorrect. I'm sure there probably was plenty of pork written into it. It's that he has the sheer gall to act all high and mighty over this spending bill when even mainstream sources report that, as of September 30th, 2007, the post-9/11 war has cost approximately $604 billion dollars. If we go by the $2 billion a week estimate, we're up to around $616 billion spent at the time of this writing. Some estimates are higher, and some are lower, but by my reckoning, that's an awful lot of money either way.
Nope, what bugs me is the hypocrisy in this quote:
"The majority was elected on a pledge of fiscal responsibility, but so far, it's acting like a teenager with a new credit card," he said in a speech in New Albany, Indiana.
Really, Mr. President? By my calculations, they're only following your stellar example of restraint in terms of spending. *eye roll* Do we need to pass a "No President Left Behind" bill to help you figure it out?
I'm not saying that two wrongs make a right. They don't. But the old cliche about people in glass houses really comes to mind on this one.
Counting down until Tuesday, January 20th, 2009.