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Larry Summers Looks Like He's Trying to Sneak Away

I caught this picture on the front page of the New York Times' website in an article about President Obama's budget:

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The first thing I noticed was Larry Summers. He's the only one of the president's aids who doesn't have his hands clasped together in front of him. His facial expression says he's disinterested. He's leaning away from the others, as if to say he's not with them. Seventy five percent of communication is nonverbal, and Larry Summers is saying, "get me the hell out of here!"


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Yeah, were I Summers, I wou... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Yeah, were I Summers, I wouldn't want to be near Barry or anything else that would connect me with that proposed budget. Gotta give he points for keeping a straight face while Barry spoke about fiscal responsibility.

Ever since he hitched his w... (Below threshold)

Ever since he hitched his wagon to Obama he's been leaning left like that.

Sarah Palin won't have too ... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Sarah Palin won't have too much digging to do for her keynote address at the Tea Party Convention.

We're in the pits of a recession, 1 in 10 people are out of work, the housing and auto markets are a train wreck, and the voters are about to revolt in disgust.

And his solution is to raise taxes and spend us out of this? He STILL wants to force us to eat public healthcare?

I can only wonder where Obama got his schooling in economics. Is there anything he can do besides make campaign speeches?

You just can't fix stupid.

On the brighter side, the Illinois primaries are tomorrow. I finally get my 30 seconds of satisfaction. Good practice for November.

Naw. He's just looking to ... (Below threshold)
timajin:

Naw. He's just looking to dodge a spear and some arrows in case someone in the media grows a pair and decides the lies and deceit of this administration are too much! BHO would've made a great straight man for some comedian. He does a good job of keeping a straight face when joking about how fiscally responsible he is while blaming everyone else AND increasing the deficit at the same time.

I can only wonder where ... (Below threshold)

I can only wonder where Obama got his schooling in economics.

Why wonder? He's already told us that he chose his friends carefully in college, in particular Marxists.

And daddy was a communist.

And Daddy asked a communist to keep an eye on him in Hawaii.

And after college he hung out with communists.

It's no mystery, it's right in his own autobiography library.

Is there anything he can do... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

Is there anything he can do besides make read campaign speeches from a teleprompter?

Fixed it for you BobDog.

Meanwhile the stupidity con... (Below threshold)
Marc:

Meanwhile the stupidity continues:

House Majority Whip James Clyborn:

The U.S. government must spend its way out of the recession, the Democrats' third-ranking House leader stressed Monday.

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the House majority whip, said that trying to find greater savings in the budget, which was released by President Barack Obama this morning, wouldn't help alleviate the recession.

"We've got to make some decisions here as to what's in the best interests of our country going forward," Clyburn said during an appearance on Fox News. "And I think the best interest is to invest in education, control these deficits, while at the same time trying to get people back to work."

"We're not going to save our way out of this recession," the majority whip added. "We've got to spend our way out of this recession, and I think most economists know that."

Actually if you count the '... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Actually if you count the 'unemployed' still looking for work, those who have given up, and those who can only find part-time work; the true number of 'unemployed' is OVER 20% Last count in Kalifornia (given NO play by the MSM was that it's at 22.3%).

Just wait for the shit to hit the fan come April 15th when all that imaginary money the feds and states are expecting will "UNEXPECTEDLY" not appear. Rumor in Sacramento is that the state will be put up for sale. That figures, the politicians have been for sale for years.

GrandFan... if Cali goes on... (Below threshold)
Marc:

GrandFan... if Cali goes on the auction block, and will the acution includes various Stars?

If so I'm putting my bid in one Cathrine Zeta Jones right now.

"We're not going to save ou... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

"We're not going to save our way out of this recession," the majority whip added. "We've got to spend our way out of this recession, and I think most economists know that."

All the spending to date just adds up to one-time handouts that go away like Cash for Clunkers. They have no lasting effect and no constructive purpose.

The ONLY way to get the economic engine going again is to cut taxes and allow businesses to start generating growth again.

I heard Art Laffer say today that Congress could revoke the rest of the Stimulus Bill and not spend the $1.2 trillion planned for Healthcare (that Obama insists is still going to get passed somehow), and the entire country could have a tax holiday for an entire year.

Do you realize the impact that would have on the economy?

It could be just one too ma... (Below threshold)
epador:

It could be just one too may delicious margaritas. Maybe Scooter knows the answer to this one.

This crowd of hapless hoodl... (Below threshold)
914:

This crowd of hapless hoodlums represent our economic hopes?

My god were screwed!

Colossal spending. Massive... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Colossal spending. Massive deficits as far as the eyes can see. Absurd presumptions. Not to mention huge tax hikes.

You'd want to distance yourself from that fiasco, too.

What was this? A joint sess... (Below threshold)
914:

What was this? A joint session of idiots? Dont answer.. Its embarrassing.

Walking living (if one call... (Below threshold)

Walking living (if one calls that "living") proof, if ever proof was needed, that "Economics" is the coming together of Fourth Grade Arithmetic and Psychology 101. (AKA Statistics 101)

Looks like everyone but Sum... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Looks like everyone but Summers is praying for good news.

The photo was taken with a ... (Below threshold)
Speller:

The photo was taken with a fisheye lens.
Even the columns on both sides are pulling outwards from their bases.
Summers does look as though he is crazy glued to his column to keep him from fleeing, though.

Don't make too much of this... (Below threshold)
PillarofPA:

Don't make too much of this. Larry is leaning to the left.




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