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.

  • no_more_deceit

    “Furlough notices sent to presidential budget staff

    Published April 01, 2013

    Associated Press

    The White House says 480 workers on the president’s budget staff have been notified they may have to take days off without pay because of a partisan budget stalemate.”

    Who knew? What have they been doing last five years?

    • Princess_Jen

      There’s almost 500 people working on their budget & its still 2 months late. Screw furlough, I say fire em all.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Budget? What is this “budget” you speak of? We know nothing of this “budget!” Please identify…is it plant, animal or mineral?

        • Brian H (wackobird)

          None of the above……it is “mythical”.

  • independentjones

    To White House: You spelled “Culpability” wrong.

    • trixiewoobeans


    • Rulz

      Fancy Pants education at its finest

  • CatHerder

    Blind leading the blind?

  • Scott Carroll

    Ace or Iowahawk must’ve hacked Not even President WonderPants could be this oblivious.

    • Brian H (wackobird)

      Methinks you underestimate #PresidentWonderPants

  • capisce

    47% of the population doesn’t know why this is painfully funny.

    • arttie

      And I find that makes me painfully sad.

    • brewerandpatriot

      80% of that 47% probably can’t pronounce capability.

      • Rulz

        But a lot of them are sure that marriage is a Constitutional right and others say government doesn’t need to be run like household.

        It’s special.

    • trixiewoobeans

      With an emphasis on “painfully”.

  • SJ’s Dad

    “Financial Capability”. . .Hmmmm. . .let’s look it up in my Libtardashian>EnglishDictionary
    Here it is: The ability of one to PRINT money to cover ones fiscal responsibilities!

  • gracepmc

    April Fools, right?

  • PessimisticPussyKat

    #ObamaAprilFools had it best.

  • Roto

    “I do hereby proclaim April 2013 as National Fezcal… Fizcal… Fyscal… damn it… Michelle what’s that budget money word?… Financial Capability Month.”

  • DeafRanger

    Obama should declare April National Financial Responsibility Month… But he knows nothing of Responsibility

  • trixiewoobeans

    Sorry Barry, I am skipping Financial Capability Month, as I am NOT financially capable of sending you and yours on another vacation. I am also not financially capable of paying for the college educations of illegals, other people’s birth control, other people’s medical insurance, more Food Stamps, greedy, incompetent Union teachers, higher energy costs, etc., etc. I cannot afford those things for myself or my family, yet am providing them for others! I’m tapped out Barry, I am NOT financially capable.

  • watchyour6

    My personal budget seems to be going to Saudi Arabia, one gallon at a time.

  • Anderson

    OMG, I just cant believe what a bunch of asswipes are running this country.

  • TocksNedlog

    He certainly has shown himself capable of spending ALL of OUR finances.

    • nc

      Ooops, sorry, I posted my comment above before I saw your similar thought.

      Great minds…

    • trixiewoobeans

      That’s why he wants US to be financially capable! We ARE his funding source, after all!

  • Rulz

    GOP 2014

  • nc

    Unfortunately we’ve all underestimated BHO. How many of us have been able to take three luxury vacations so far this year on someone else’s dime?

  • Frank Drebin

    Next, we’ll learn about Clocks!

    $17 Trillion by the Fourth of July

  • EastValleyConservative

    ” I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices.”
    Isn’t that what they are trying to keep people from learning?? It wouldn’t bode well with even the lowest of low information voters! #gotyourvotenowgoaway

  • lillymckim

    Obama is 5 years without a budget?

    Obama IS the Poster Child of irresponsibility.

    Parents should use Obama and his Democratic White House as the template of what not to do

  • lillymckim

    Can we furlough Obama?

  • Guest

    Obama’s proclamation….
    is analogous to the Taliban issuing a proclamation of religious tolerance.

  • itzyaboi95

    This has to be an April Fools joke.