Defending his new budget as one of “tough choices,” President Barack Obama said Tuesday that more difficult decisions about the nation’s biggest expenses — Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — will have to be tackled by Democrats and Republicans acting together, not by White House dictates.
“This is not a matter of, `you go first, I go first,’” he said. “It’s a matter of everybody having a serious conversation about where we want to go and then ultimately getting in that boat at the same time so it doesn’t tip over.”
In other words, “you go first… I don’t want to make tough choices.”
Or, if you will, “You go first so I can stab you in the back as I rally the same forces that rioted in Greece and France.”
How unserious is Obama about cutting deficit spending? The Corporation for Public Broadcasting saw an increase in their 2-year-advance appropriation (that’s right, they’re guaranteed money through FY2014)