What’s More Radical, Reforming Medicare Or Creating $6.2 Trillion In Debt In Four Years?
Since taking office, President Obama and Democrat congressional majorities have created over $5 trillion in debt. The nation is on track to create more than $6.2 in national debt in Obama’s one term. The national debt was roughly $10.6 trillion when Obama took office, and will exceed $16 trillion before Obama leaves office.
This, I think, is the definition of extremism. It is the definition of radical. This sort of recklessness is downright dangerous for our nation and our society.
But what is the President’s definition of extremism? Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, which would seek to slow and then stop this debt growth by, among other things, reforming the nation’s most out-of-control entitlement program:
(CNSNews.com) – Speaking to the American Society of Newspaper Editors at a luncheon in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, President Barack Obama accused the Republican-controlled House of Representatives of attempting “to impose a radical vision on our country” through the budget proposal it passed last week.
The speech followed thematically on the address Obama delivered at a campaign event in Vermont on Friday, where he argued that “you’re-on-your-own economics” has not worked in the United States, called for more redistribution of wealth, and declared: “I am my brother’s keeper.”
In this last phrase, Obama was alluding to the book of Genesis, in which Cain, after killing his brother Abel, tells God: “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
We can either be grownups, and admit that our government can’t afford the entitlements we’ve voted ourselves, or we can behave like children and pretend as though annual budget deficits in the trillions of dollars are sustainable.
The latter option, by the way, passes the problem off to our children.Tags: Barack Obama, deficits, national debt, paul ryan