Monday, April 20, 2009

How Dumb Does Barack Think We Are?

April 20, 2009

Barack Obama
The White House

Hey Barry,

It’s me again. I see where you are cracking down on your administration to cut spending at all levels. Atta boy; give it to 'em. You have rightfully acknowledged that most individuals, families, and businesses in America must tighten their belts during these hard times and that a responsible government must lead the way.

I have been trying to convince my friend, who is living beyond his means, that he must take personal responsibility to make some meaningful sacrifices. He and his wife are struggling to make ends meet; their monthly obligations are about $1,500.00 more than their income since his wife was laid off and his salary has been reduced. So, by following your lead to cut one hundred million dollars (approximately one twentieth of one percent) from the federal budget, they have decided to deprive themselves of one candy bar per month thereby proportionately cutting their expenditures by 75 cents per month. That’s a good start, don’t you think. Thank you for your example and courageous leadership; I feel a lot better now.

On another note, I do appreciate your recent willingness to listen to suggestions for cutting expenditures. I have a great idea for saving millions (maybe billions) of dollars. Here it is:

Decriminalize the printing of counterfeit money. Think about it. The savings to law enforcement agencies, the courts, and the penal institutions would be mind-boggling. But the greater savings would occur by shutting down the government presses and closing the mint. Why should the government spend so much money printing bogus, worthless paper money when there are so many talented people out here who can do it for free? Private businesses would benefit too. Think about how much they would save if they didn't have to buy all those little brown marking pens to test for funny money.

You are welcome to use this idea and take credit for it as your very own. You don’t have to thank me for it; I just want to do my part to help.

Your faithful supporter,

Ralph M. Petersen


Daisy said...

I'm about fed up. Pres. Obama "cuts" his budget proposal and he gave us all the same kind of mythical tax cut. What a joke.

Senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday suggested the "Tea Party" movement is an "unhealthy" reaction to the tough economic climate facing the country. "I think any time you have severe economic conditions there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that's unhealthy," Axelrod said. Axelrod appeared to backtrack when pressed on whether the movement is unhealthy. "Well, this is a country where we value our liberties and our ability to express ourselves, and so far these are expressions," he said. “The thing that bewilders me is that this president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people," Axelrod argued. "I think the tea bags should be directed elsewhere because he certainly understands the burden that people face." (Fox News)

Is he for real? Comments like this just prove how far removed Pres. Obama & his entire administration is from reality. What's next? We are supposed to sing his praises when he passes out cotton candy on street corners to starving people?

Ron Livesay said...

If I have posted this before, just ignore it. I sometimes can't remember what I posted where. Anyway, this is how I have come to view the Obama and his crew of misfits:

If you go into a school, visit the first grade, select a moderately smart first grader, make him principal of the school, and ask him to select some of his friends to help him, you will have a pretty accurate illustration of the Obama administration. He is having fun playing president, running around making speeches and still campaigning, but the reality of what it means to actually BE president has not yet sunk in, and he still does not realize how far in over his head he is.

Daisy said...

Too funny, Ron. I think my first grader might do a better job than Obama. He can explain taxation without representation without batting an eye and said just this morning..."Liars should go to jail so why aren't all those guys in jail?"

Ron Livesay said...


I have no doubt your first grader WOULD do a better job than Obama. There are probably at least 50,000,000 people in the country who are more qualified to be president than Obama, and I am sure your first grader is one of them.

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...


This is the natural outcome of a whole generation of kids obsessed with self-esteem. This is what happens when every child is a winner and there are no losers. This is what happens when they are told they can be or do anything they want. These are the same kids that grow up thinking they can win on American Idol because their parents told them how wonderfully talented they are when their not.

They think they are prepared, equipped, skilled, and capable of doing anything and they are too dumb to know that they don't know anything.

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...


I heard David Axelrod say that today and I thought I was going to puke.