Now take a gander at line for the article to which it links:
Senate Democrats plan to offer a counterproposal on Wednesday. The White House has not said when Obama will release his budget.
That has to be the height of cheek, attacking one leader’s attempt to address the nation’s fiscal problems, including the increasing cost of Medicare, yet not putting forward a plan of their own.
Current federal law calls for the president to release his budget proposal at the begining of February. And yet, even the Huffington Post reports that he has yet to release a plan.
Nearly two years ago, Jon Huntsman wrote that critics of Ryan’s “approach incur a moral responsibility to propose reforms that would ensure Medicare’s ability to meet its responsibilities to retirees without imposing an unaffordable tax burden on future generations of Americans.”
The same should apply today. If the president wishes to criticize Mr. Ryan’s latest proposal, he should first put forward a plan of his own. And folks in the media should be asking the Democrat why he has neglected his responsibilities.
UPDATE: Just caught this on Yahoo!; the president will submit his budget more than two months after it was due:
The White House says President Barack Obama will likely release his federal budget outline the week of April 8.
That’s more than two months late. Under the law, the president is supposed to submit a budget by the first Monday in February, which fell this year on Feb. 4.
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