I thought this was an April Fool’s Day joke momentarily, but apparently, it’s for real. The White House has declared that this is the month to give advice to young people on how to budget responsibly. Perhaps they should aim their advice at President Obama and Congress. While they’re at it, they should also include state and local lawmakers.
President Barack Obama, who has increased the national debt by $53,377 per household, has proclaimed April“National Financial Capability Month,” during which his administration will do things such as teach young people “how to budget responsibly.”
“I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices,” Obama said in an official proclamation released Friday.
“My Administration is dedicated to helping people make sound decisions in the marketplace,” he said.
“Together, we can prepare young people to tackle financial challenges–from learning how to budget responsibly to saving for college, starting a business, or opening a retirement account,” he said.
“My Administration continues to encourage responsibility at all levels of our financial system by cracking down on deceptive practices and ensuring that consumers are informed of their rights,” he said. (Read More)
This coming from the guy who has overseen the national debt explode to a whopping $16.6 trillion with no end in sight. He really does think we’re all stupid.
Update: Linked by the Personal Liberty Digest – thanks!