Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Buck Stops Where?

Since Democrats gained control of the entire Congress, our national debt has gone from $200 billion to $1.8 trillion and now is on a rapid upward trajectory. These same Democrats have added the mother of all entitlement programs with Obamacare - and that as Social Security is forecast to explode in the near future. So when Erskine Bowles, the Co-Chair of Obama's Budget Commission, makes a public appearance and states that our debt is a "cancer" that will "destroy the country from within," can there be any other response than "No kidding, Sherlock?"

The Constitution charges Congress with taxing and spending authority and the President with the power to approve or veto their appropriations; the Constitution makes no provisions for a Budget Commission. The budget commission was created by Obama so that he and the Pelosi-Reid Congress could shirk their Constitutional duties and try to disclaim responsibility for increasing taxation. Truman was famed for saying "the buck stops here." Obama and the Democratic Congress are demonstrating the polar opposite mindset. They are passing the buck as fast as their fat little fingers can move it. Is it any wonder that the Washington Post reports today:

Public confidence in President Obama has hit a new low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Four months before midterm elections that will define the second half of his term, nearly six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and a clear majority once again disapproves of how he is dealing with the economy.

I said two years ago that this joker would leave us pining for the good old days of the merely incompetent Jimmy Carter. I am feeling more and more prescient by the day.

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