Rep. Doug Collins (R-Georgia) used “The Most Interesting Man in the World” from the Dos Equis commercial to make a point on the floor of Congress today – he spoke next to a giant meme which said: “I don’t always submit the Federal budget on time… but when I do, I make sure it has a half-a-trillion dollar deficit!”
“I would like to start off with a positive note: President Obama submitted the Federal budget on time for the first time since 2010,” began Rep. Collins. “And while I appreciate his timeliness, the constituents of the 9th District don’t appreciate his disregard for fiscal responsibility.”
“The President sent a budget to Congress that starts the fiscal year with the country in the red,” he continued.
Getting heated, Collins said: “What organization starts off the fiscal year by saying they’re going to purposely spend more money than they take in?”
Collins: “How many folks around the dinner table start their conversation, ‘You know what, I want to start the year broke, and I want to end broke!’”
“That’s what the President’s budget does,” said Collins. “The President presented to Congress a 4 trillion dollar budget – and yes, you heard me right, that’s trillion with a T – it requests 4 trillion in spending, but only provides, get this, 3.5 trillion in revenue.”
Collins: “Now I was not the best math student, but I can see a problem here!”