Obama’s OMB nominee has no formal budget training or experience, proves it at Senate hearing
Every once in a while a story comes along that reinforces our tagline: If we didn’t laugh, we’d cry.
Heather Higginbottom has no formal budget training or experience. So what, you may ask, qualifies her to be nominated as Deputy Director of the Office of Management & Budget other than having a name that sounds like it comes from a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta? Simple. She’s was once an advisor to President Obama’s presidential campaign.
Unfortunately, she proved her complete lack of experience in things fiscal in a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Thursday.
The Daily Caller has the sad display:
President Obama’s nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) tried, but failed to defend the proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 in a Senate Budget Committee hearing Thursday afternoon.
Obama’s nominee, Heather Higginbottom, crumbled under questioning from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, ranking member of the committee, about the accuracy of statements the president and OMB Director Jacob Lew have made that the proposed budget will not add to the national debt.
The more than six-minute long questioning consisted of numerous exchanges that saw Higginbottom trying to dodge direct questions regarding the impact the president’s budget would have on the national debt.
Bottom line: She finally ‘fessed up and admitted that Obama’s 2012 budget not only doesn’t pay down the deficit, but adds to it.
Like we said, if we didn’t laugh, we’d cry.
H/T: Daily Caller
Is this a surprise to anyone? Obama has no experience, and hell, he’s president. Surely this gal can be a lil’ deputy with no experience. Come on now.