Surely, NPR knows that in his first two years, Obama exploded domestic spending with his failed "stimulus" plan. The idea that they can now let him paint himself as Mr. Deep Cuts shows how they lack elementary mathematics or political-science skills. The alternative is they know what they're doing, making them projectors of dishonest journalism.
Every American who voted last fall for fiscal sanity should now take his placards and pitchforks to the offices of the national newspapers and the studios of the national TV and radio networks. The American people should demand that every news story on the federal spending debate deal with the entire $3.7 trillion budget, not just isolated fractions.
When you change your outlook from Fiscal 2012 to the next decade, it's even more shocking. ABC reporter Jake Tapper was atypically blunt: "President Obama later today will propose a 10-year budget plan that would increase the national debt by $7.2 trillion over 10 years -- $1.1 trillion less than if it weren't implemented."
In other words, the best this president can do is oversee bankruptcy.
One major reason we're in this fiscal morass is our national media. Forget any real cuts. For decades now, any attempt to even try to trim (SET ITAL) increases in growth (END ITAL) in entitlements like Medicare have been trashed by the media as "draconian cuts."
Our top reporters have spent the last two years letting Barack Obama spew the insanity that he could add millions of uninsured people to the government's health-insurance programs and simultaneously cut the deficit. Now they're calling him responsible for "deep cuts." They truly live in a parallel universe.