Even the host of America's Funniest Home Videos is mocking the President's budget:

Trust me, I'd prefer not to think of the current budget cutting histrionics as a stylistic twin to a video clip show owing its success more to the Three Stooges than the Founding Fathers. But there you have it. The grownups seem to have left town and our children's future, not to mention all of our present, is in the hands of Uncle Shemp.

There's an elephant in the room. And a donkey. And they're both acting like a horse's ass. We sure could use a video featuring some mature leadership right now.

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