"The White House says 'Both programs [Save America's Treasures and Preserve America] lack rigorous performance metrics and evaluation efforts so the benefits are unclear.' ... Except that isn't true, there are performance metrics, that prove that the programs created jobs at 1/18th the cost of last year's stimulus programs."
Obama Cancels Building Restoration Programs.
For some to still claim Barack Obama is a socialist, or even a liberal, they really haven't been paying attention. Barack has acquiesced to the Rubin Wall Street cabal in record-breaking, Olympic fashion. The pettiness and mean-spiritedness of these budget cut items (as well as many others) are slaps in the face of the "liberals" that mobilized in record numbers and got President Obama elected.
The conciliation and/or foot-dragging by the Obama Administration is thoroughly disappointing.
For Further Reading:
Congress Will Pay For What It Spends
Democracy Now: Robert Kuttner & Michael Hudson on the Obama Adminsitration
Obama Loves Business
Obama Shares Wall Street's Delusions
Wall Street's Killer Instinct Spells Death Knell For Jobs
What Does The Prez Stand For?