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Friday, January 31, 2014

State of the Union

I thought Obama did fairly well, but I would still like to see a discussion by some of the biggies about the "government by executive order" that he seems more and more willing to use.

The most distressing thing I saw that night was the Mayor Cornett of Oklahoma City a graduate of the New York  University Stern School of Business demonstrating that he doesn't know the difference between the debt and the deficit.
If you don't know the difference, that is OK because you didn't get on National TV and talk about it.

What he said was that Obama promised to cut the deficit in half, but instead it has grown from 10 trillion to 17 trillion.  It just makes you want to weep


  1. I expect he knows the difference and just sees the opportunity to rile up a bunch of folks who don't.

  2. It would seem like he would be called on it and have a high price to pay.
    But then the media are among those who don't know the difference. ...

  3. I agree that it does make one want to weep. That the error has not been challenged by the press, as Wayne has pointed out, is even sadder. I did not see /hear the remark and I cannot find it on the internet. Was this in a prepared statement? We could be generous and allow that he knows the difference and simply misspoke, but considering the national venue that is not very acceptable either.