Obama’s new budget has aroused some of the honest folks on the left. Andrew Sullivan writes The Daily Dish for the left leaning publication known as The Atlantic. Sullivan has been an ardent supporter of President Barack Obama. We quote from his article covering the 2011 budget. The article is entitled “Obama To The Next Generation: Screw You, Suckers”.
[Members of the Senate] have to lead, because this president is too weak, too cautious, too beholden to politics over policy to lead. In this budget, in his refusal to do anything concrete to tackle the looming entitlement debt, in his failure to address the generational injustice, in his blithe indifference to the increasing danger of default, he has betrayed those of us who took him to be a serious president…
To all those under 30 who worked so hard to get this man elected, know this: he just screwed you over. He thinks you’re fools. Either the US will go into default because of Obama’s cowardice, or you will be paying far far more for far far less because this president has no courage when it counts. He let you down.
All of us who took Obama’s pitch as fiscally responsible were duped.
Sullivan recognizes that our debt crisis is due the costs of Medicare, Social Security and other entrenched programs like that, all considered to be “non-discretionary entitlements“. Yet the President’s budget leaves the so-called “entitlements” untouched. We expected as much. Apparently Sullivan did not. But he is learning.