It's amazing the ineptitude of our government, and still the left worships them and feels they are the answer to all things... To hide the true cost of budget deals, leaders in Washington get away with things that we could never do in our household budgets. For example, imagine you are planning your family budget for the new year. You decide, Im not going to take a $2,000 vacation. So that means I just saved $2,000! Now, I think Ill spend my "savings" on new furniture! What happened? You spent $2,000. Where did it come from? Your regular budgetnot some magical pot of extra savings money that you somehow accessed. Yet this is exactly what President Obama is claimingthat there is a magical savings pot, and that hes going to take money out of it to spend on other things. Some of his magical savings come from winding down the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead of winding down those operations and therefore not spending that money any more, he claims that these savings can now be spent again on something else. Of course, it also bears mentioning that the Senate hasnt passed an actual budget in three years. So while youre counting your household pennies and figuring out how to pay the rent or mortgage, buy groceries, and pay off your Christmas spending, Congress is just charging up more spending with budget gimmicks. When theyre not claiming the phantom savings described above, theyre declaring a need for emergency spending. Morning Bell: Obama, Boehner and Fiscal Cliff: What Will the Deal Look Like?