Fiscal fool: Obama declares April ‘National Financial Capability Month’

This morning, the White House teased a lame-o April Fools’ Day joke. As it turns out, this is the real joke:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2013 as National Financial Capability Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices.

The White House actually issued the official presidential proclamation last Friday, March 29, but it’s getting much more notice today. Probably because it genuinely feels like it should be an April Fools’ Day gag.

As CNS News points out, the national debt has increased by $6,140,111,383,879.54 since Obama’s inauguration, which works out to $53,377 of debt per household. Obama hasn’t yet submitted his budget for 2014.

So, if we’re understanding this correctly, President “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Budgets” Obama is urging us to be more fiscally responsible?

The irony is thicker than Joe Biden’s head.

Something tells us the jokes will keep coming.

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