So true it seems. Our friend John Hinderaker over at Power Line reflects on the just-released Obama administration 2015 budget proposal and President Obama’s own comments concerning the budget at an elementary school in Washington, D.C. earlier today.
Obama’s full comments are here, and I just want to point out one of the most egregious comments in the third paragraph.
The budget I sent Congress this morning lays out how we’ll implement this agenda in a balanced and responsible way. It’s a roadmap for creating jobs with good wages and expanding opportunity for all Americans. And at a time when our deficits have been cut in half, it allows us to meet our obligations to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt.
Oh. My. God. Is he joking? What parallel universe is this fool living in? I could not bring myself to analyze the statement, but Hinderaker did.
This is mystifying. Currently the federal government is more than $17 trillion in debt. Obama’s budget proposal does nothing to reduce that debt; on the contrary, it adds hundreds of billions of dollars to it every year. If you believe the administration’s rosy economic projections, the budget would add $8.3 trillion to the national debt.
Do go read the full post over at Power Line.