Perhaps the greatest sign that the president is out of touch with the national mood is that at a time when people are increasingly concerned with the growing national debt, the Democrat believes we need to “invest” (i.e., spend taxpayers’ money) in new government initiatives to improve the economy. He can’t seem to understand that, thanks in large part, to the budget-busting legislation of his first two years in office, the government is running a river of red ink.
Simply put, we don’t have the money for any new programs.
That’s why the Jewish Athena believes we need a Republican “grown-up who is both tough and appealing” to take on the president in 2012. “As exemplified by the State of the Union address,” she writes, we learn that the president doesn’t have a plan. “Obama turned out to be a political adolescent, full of himself, but, ultimately, irresponsible and lightweight. He is unable or unwilling to face up to our greatest domestic challenge: our fiscal mess.”
It’s Jennifer Rubin. Read the whole thing.
Seems that members of the president’s administration share this naive take on things, with “U.S. Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner” echoing “the president’s State of the Union speech, acknowledging the need for fiscal responsibility but warning against making deep cuts to government spending.” Warning against making deep cuts in government spending?!? Given our massive debt, there is no other way to meet that need for fiscally responsibility.