Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Copland and a Coffee Cup

The makings of a cheerful morning. Despite the president's totally irresponsible airy-fairy budget. More. Keith Hennessey: The President’s budget: whistling past the graveyard. And Bill Clinton's triangulator calls out Obama and the Dems.

More. TWS:
Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R, Ala.) budget committee staff has picked apart President Obama's budget proposal with a new paper and a few charts. Sessions' team is also highlighting this Washington Poststory published just a few days before Obama took office in 2009: "Obama Pledges Entitlement Reform."

‘What we have done is kicked this can down the road. We are now at the end of the road and are not in a position to kick it any further,’ [Obama] said. ‘We have to signal seriousness in this by making sure some of the hard decisions are made under my watch, not someone else's.’”

Of course, Obama's budget doesn't deal with entitlements at all--it puts the country on track to amass more than $17 trillion in debt by 2019:

Obama was more responsible as a candidate? That's pretty unbelievable. Well, he has yet to govern. And he's a candidate again. Step up, Barack.

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