Who doesn’t agree with President Obama? “We simply cannot continue to spend as if deficits don’t have consequences,” he said when introducing his budget in February.
But who believes he’s serious? He went on to say that we must not treat “the hard-earned tax money of the American people . . . like Monopoly money.” Yet, by spending at hyper-deficit levels and offering no reasonable plan to balance the budget, he demonstrates a preference to play Monopoly™, not Responsibility®.
“Prosperity’s Around the Corner” was already taken in the noösphere.
The most salient feature of the plan, though, is that it designed to take its own sweet time. The budget wouldn’t balance next year. Or the year after. Or even in five, like Sen. Rand Paul’s much better plan.
Besides, today’s Congress can’t control itself must less control future Congresses. That’s the trouble with all these procrastinating plans.
Remember, even Rand Paul thinks his plan takes too long and doesn’t go far enough.
Of course, Obama dislikes Ryan’s plan. The new White House press secretary offers, “The President believes there is a more balanced way to put America on a path to prosperity.”
But he won’t share it with us. Obama and congressional Democrats are playing the oldest game in the book: All talk but no responsibility.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.