Repeat after me, Scarecrow: "That's because Obama IS a conservative!"
For the umpteenth time, the Obama White House has made the foolish mistake of confusing efforts to “boost economic growth and spur job creation” with the need for near-term deficit reduction. Even his economic team tried to keep the two different time frames — short run vs long-run — separate. And for the umpteenth time, this President has repeated discredited Republican gibberish [whoa, triple redundancy] that when households are having to cut back spending during a recession, government should do the same thing.
It's not a bug. It's a feature.
Kudos to VastLeft for tirelessly hammering on this point. Sometimes the simplest truths of all are the hardest to see (exactly because Versailles, that tremendous edifice of bullshit and lies, expends so much effort concealing them).