Downgrade: Meet Obama’s New Leftist Chief of Staff

January 10, 2012 08:13

[T]he man who helped craft the president’s disastrous 2012 budget (not to mention the forthcoming 2013 blueprint) will now lead all White House operations.  Rejoice, lefties.  That says a lot about this administration’s commitment to relatively apolitical budgeting.


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These events may be dismissed by some as yet another DC shake-up, but they are not insignificant developments.


Twelve months later, the pro-business moderate wants out and the centrist experiment is over.  Time to fire up the left-wing base.  This shouldn’t come as much of a shock; Daley has never quite seemed at ease in his perch at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and has challenged the party line a few times too many for liberals’ liking.


Obama’s unanimously-defeated 2012 budget would have added nearly $10 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, and at no point even came close to reaching “primary balance” (eliminating the annual deficit)  — even with it’s insanely rosy revenue projections and trillions in new taxes.  Yet Lew and his boss were eager to “look the American people in the eye” and knowlingly repeat a completely inaccurate statement.  I think that’s called “lying.”


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