“It is hard,” the president said in his press conference today, “to persuade people to do hard stuff that includes trimming benefits and increasing revenues. . . . Reason we have a problem now is people keep avoiding hard things.” (Via Gateway Pundit.)
- Pass a federal budget. The Senate, run by Democrats has not done so in over 800 days.
- Presenting a federal budget that can muster at least one vote in the United States Senate. No Senators voted for the only detailed budget the president has released this year.
- Presented a plan to ensure Medicare’s solvency. (If you look “at the numbers,” the president said today, “Medicare in particular will run out of money, and we will not be able to sustain that program no matter how much taxes go up. I mean, it’s not an option for us to just sit by and do nothing.” (Via Jennifer Rubin.)) Neither President Obama nor the Democratic leadership of either House has presented such a plan.
Do hope that those in the MSM practicing “accountability journalism” will be asking Democrats about their plans to undertake these “hard” tasks.