Three things that popped out at me.
1) Obama says he will not accept any cuts to the Head Start program. He says that the proposed cut, which would cut 200,000 students from the program, would eliminate 55,000 jobs for teachers.
Do these students really get a better than 4:1 Student:Teacher ratio? Thats better than MIT (6.8:1), Stanford (6.4:1), and Yale (6.1). My old highschool touted the fact that had an excellent 18:1 ratio. Either these kids are pampered as hell, or that figure is entirely bull.
2) Obama says that he tells "his team" what is acceptable and what is not when negotiating the budget. Immediately after this and statement 1, he says that politics should have no part in the budget battle.
So let me get this straight, you will not let any of your programs be cut, but politics shouldn't be considered when doing the budget. Riiiight.
3) He says that we can't continue to run the government on two-week extensions, because that is irresponsible.
I completely agree with this by the way. But the fact of the matter is, the Budget could've and should've been passed back in October, before Republicans even had control of the House or Representatives. Yep, the Democrats had control of the House, Senate, and White House, but they couldn't pass a budget before they were kicked out of office. Thats bullshit on a whole different, almost criminal level.
One of these days I'll write a blog about how much bullshit pisses me off from some Republican, just so I can be "fair" and "balanced" (trololol). But for now, this is what I hear, this is what I feel, this is what I write.
Pre-response to those asking my political affiliation: I'm closest to a Jacksonian Democrat.