As predicted, Obama made some time in his busy schedule to insult the GOP and Paul Ryan’s budget plan during the Facebook Town Hall. He even stuck to the Chuck Schumer strategy of painting any Republican idea as “extreme” and “radical”.
The Republican budget that was put forward, I would say, is fairly radical. I wouldn’t call it particularly courageous….I think that the Republican House of Representatives also want to change our social compact in a pretty fundamental way….the last point I’ll make is this – Nothing is easier than solving a problem on the back of people who are poor, or don’t have lobbyist, or are powerless, or don’t have clout. I don’t think that’s particularly courageous.
Facing this enormous problem head on is radical, and not courageous?
Please tell us Mr President, what is the courageous way to handle the impending collapse of our financial system? Is it courageous to not pass a budget at all and ignore the problem? Is it better to argue over a petty 32 billion in spending cuts in order to put a temporary band-aid on our budget when we are faced with 14 trillion dollars in debt? Is it courageous to run out for a few rounds of golf when a national budget crisis looms?
Paul Ryan’s budget only scratches the surface of the problem. It still doesn’t do enough to bring our federal government back to size it was intended to be under our constitution, but it’s a heck of a lot braver than any of the punts coming out of the White House.
Only the most uninformed person would watch this and believe that conservatives are trying to fundamentally change the “social compact” of our nation. His entire agenda has been to “fundamentally change this nation”. His administration, not the Republicans, are changing the social compact of our great nation and showing cowardice in the face of a very serious government spending problem.