Charles Krauthammer for one, thinks the GOP should "call his bluff."
President Obama is demanding a big long-term budget deal. He won’t sign anything less, he warns, asking, "If not now, when?"Also, at today's press conference, Mr. Obama went off on, "corporate jet owners' unnecessary tax breaks," again. Again? Come on. The class warfare nonsense really needs to go, especially since you're the one with the world's largest executive airplane.
How about last December, when he ignored his own debt commission's recommendations? How about February, when he presented a budget that increases debt by $10 trillion over the next decade? How about April, when he sought a debt-ceiling increase with zero debt reduction attached?
All of a sudden he's a born-again budget balancer prepared to bravely take on his own party by making deep cuts in entitlements. Really? Name one. He’s been saying forever that he’s prepared to discuss, engage, converse about entitlement cuts. But never once has he publicly proposed a single structural change to any entitlement.
Hasn't the White House leaked that he's prepared to raise the Medicare age or change the cost-of-living calculation?
How about the spending?
I mean, let's just quit kidding ourselves. They didn't ever plan on the Baby Boomers making it this long, and draining the Social Security all at once. That's obvious. Maybe they had higher hopes for nuclear war or the Swine Flu? I don't know, but the Boomers are rushing the gate just like it's the first day of Woodstock - and they're not taking no for an answer.
[Super special thanks to John Ruberry for the cutnpaste]