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Apr 20th 2009

Robert Gibbs: $100 million is “a lot”; $8 billion is “miniscule”

Listen and learn your math lesson from one of the dumbest men in America, Robert Gibbs:


I do not know how this disingenuous weasel looks himself in the mirror each morning.

4 Responses to “Robert Gibbs: $100 million is “a lot”; $8 billion is “miniscule””

  1. It’s a ploy of course, but seriously. It smacks of such absurdity. Glad to see the press corp hold his feet to the fire.

    As Gibbs says it is a lot of money for where he came from, I want someone to tell him. “You do realize that you represent the executive branch of the United States Federal Government right? You aren’t where you’re from anymore. Please resign now.”

    I caught this story early this morning and noted that these savings, if carried over all 365 days a year would never represent more than 1/1000th of the annual federal deficit according to Obama’s projections through 2019. If that is not absurd, the only thing more absurd is the administration defending these savings as substantial.

    The federal government will probably spend more money figuring out how to save $100 million than they will actually save. And Obama spending this type of time on such a miniscule figure amounts to nothing more than pathetic political posturing.

  2. doug

    As Greg Mankiw points out:

    To put those numbers in perspective, imagine that the head of a household with annual spending of $100,000 called everyone in the family together to deal with a $34,000 budget shortfall. How much would he or she announce that spending had to be cut? By $3 over the course of the year–approximately the cost of one latte at Starbucks. The other $33,997? We can put that on the family credit card and worry about it next year.

  3. Matt

    I will be “confident that my money is being spent wisely” when my money is being spent by me.

  4. So I hadn’t realized this, but at least according to Glenn Beck the other night, the money is not going to be saved. It is simply going to be used “more efficiently.”

    So, for example, the DHS will save some $50 million from buying office supplies in bulk, which will simply be applied to other areas of the federal government.