No really, he said that yesterday. Nothing like railing against Washington when you and your political party run it! Here is the relevant, gag-inducing paragraph:
As we were driving in, I was saying, boy, it's just good to be back in the Midwest, this is about as close as I've been to home in a while. And part of the reason it's just good to be back is because Washington is a place where tax dollars are often treated like Monopoly money -- they're bartered and traded, and they're divvied up among lobbyists and special interests, and where waste -- even billions of dollars of waste -- is accepted as the price of doing business. When we proposed, by the way, those $20 billion in cuts last year, we were ridiculed by the press, said, "Ah, that's just a spit in the bucket." Now, I don't know about here in St. Charles, $20 billion, that's real money, isn't it?
Here are a handful relevant Reason headlines; for a fuller list click this:
The President's 2011 Budget Contains More Rosy Scenarios Than a
Presidential Promises and Pretenses
The "terrible mistake" of "borrow[ing] against our children's future to pay our way today"
Tomorrow We Scrimp, But Today We Spend!
CBO Gently Reminds America of Coming Budgepocalypse
Obama's Empty Cost-Containment Rhetoric
You've Got Just Three Months to Reduce Your Spending By One Cup of Coffee!
The Government's Endless Appetite for Spending
Obama's Era of Even Bigger Government