First of all, is any one surprised about what we heard yesterday? In February the man issued is real budget that the CBO promptly stated would increase the national debt by nearly $9.5 Trillion over the next decade (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42154734/ns/politics/ Note the website I cite!). So the speech yesterday must be in reaction to internal polling data that shows either:
1) People are reacting positively to Paul Ryan's budget proposal, or:
2) People were not backing the President on the Government shutdown standoff nearly as much as had been reported.
Either way, here is what should be coming out of every congressional Republican's mouth from now until June.
This is the same old tax and spend playbook that has gotten this country in the crisis we're in today. The (author's note - "some") Republicans have learned their lesson, this President and the Democrat leadership apparently have not.
Since 2009, the this President has added more than $3 Trillion in new spending, already pushing our national debt to $14 Trillion and all we have to show for it is the worst stagflation since Jimmy Carter.
If the President was even remotely serious about cutting the debt, he would at least go back to 2008 spending levels. The truth is that he and the Democrat leadership were able to funnel taxpayer money into pockets of their special interest groups and they're going to soak this country until somebody steps in and turns off the spigot.
If the President was really serious about taxing the wealthy, he would have proposed a Wealth Tax for all of his billionaire campaign backers. Instead of course, he's going after the producers of this country who want to someday be wealthy. But a prosperous nation is always a threat to Big Government ideologues.
Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security were created as safety nets for the truly unfortunate, we have to create an economy that doesn't victimize 50% of the population and gets us back to having true safety nets for the 5-50% who are really not capable of providing for themselves. Left in their current form, these programs are doomed and they will take the country down with them.
My father always told me never to expect more than a grunt from a pig. The party of big government is now clinging bitterly to it's Euro-Socialist model even as the Euro zone economies are imploding under their own largess, we are running out of time for them to prove they are not wrong. It's time to go back to free market, capitalism and let the private sector save this country.