Dem Congressman on Obama Budget: “This budget is a nervous breakdown on paper”

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 at 9:17 am
Barack Obama

Just imagine if a Republican said something like this. They’d be accused of calling Obama crazy.

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) expressed concern President Obama’s budget would go too far to rein in government spending in the midst of an economic recovery, calling the forthcoming proposal a ‘nervous breakdown on paper.’

“This budget is a nervous breakdown on paper,” said Cleaver during an interview on CNN’s Starting Point Monday morning. “We’re still in a recession, we’re still struggling. Unemployment is still too high,” he said.

The Missouri lawmaker said he understood the need for Congress to rein in spending. “We do have a serious ailment as a nation and certainly as Congress,” he said. “We suffer from ‘spendicitis.'”

Still in a recession? Unemployment still too high?

Wow. Almost sounds like he’s abandoning King Barack I and looking for some fiscal sanity.

But … you just know there’s a but coming. Take a wild guess where he goes with this.

But Cleaver said the president was not “the one who spread this disease” and had inherited those problems when he came to office.

Oh, so the guy submitting budgets with trillion-dollar deficits has zero responsibility.


Update: Here’s video:

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3 Responses to “Dem Congressman on Obama Budget: “This budget is a nervous breakdown on paper””

  1. bikermailman on 13/13/12 at 10:13 am

    It goes “too far to rein in government spending”?!? Seriously? I’m not sure it’s Teleprompter Jesus with the nervous breakdown.

  2. SamIam on 13/13/12 at 12:05 pm

    Cleaver is just complaining that the faux cuts make him uncomfortable and wants Obama to stop pretending altogether. Cleaver doesn’t think we are going bankrupt fast enough.

  3. Blue Hen on 13/13/12 at 12:56 pm

    So. According to this genius, we’re still in a recession, when according to Joe biden and Debbie Whatshername schultz we’ve been in a recovery since early 2010. And his recipe for success is for more spending. Even though he is a fan boy of the deficit cutting Obama. And he says this as the Eurozone is trying to save the status quo ad Athens burns. Can we denounce this guy to a wandering truth squad or Son of Journolist or whatever they’re calling it today?