A little off the top, please
The White House is ordering a haircut. Not for President Barack Obama. For the Executive Branch departments.
Obama convened his Cabinet Monday and ordered department heads to trim their budgets by a combined $100 million over the next 90 days. He says the reductions will help overcome a “confidence gap” among Americans about the use of their tax dollars.
Obviously, Obama is looking at a different gap, a far smaller gap, than the one that sent thousands of Americans to Tax Day tea parties last week, protesting Washington’s spending ways. How small? The cut Obama ordered amounts to .000028 percent of his $3.5 trillion budget.
“We have a deficit, a confidence gap, when it comes to the American people,” Obama said. “And we’ve got to earn their trust.”
Even if it’s only .000028 percent at a time.
Message Sent Successfully
Be Sure to Check Out Our Top Headlines
- 26517Oklahoma baseball: Joe Simpson 'thrilled' that Sunny Golloway left OU
- 16984Classen School of Advanced Studies valedictorian disappears while hiking with family in Ecuador
- 9163UPDATE: I-40 reopened at Shields after fatal wreck
- 8469Oklahoma State football: A stunning success story at the box office
- 7839Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy lifts Wes Lunt restrictions, but too late
- 7354OKC Central: Architectural "Worsts"
- 6545Get App-y: Google Glass to offer heads-up computing
- 6151Live blog: "The Voice" Season 4 live finale
- 5942Prosecutors say stolen car was at heart of 2011 fatal shootings in Oklahoma City
- 5445Team Blake's Danielle Bradbery wins "The Voice"; The Swon Brothers finish in third place
Back to share with a friend form.
Add More Recipients