When Ryan questioned Geithner about Obama's budget -- for both its one-year and its 10-year projections -- Ryan extracted an admission from Geithner that the administration has presented no plan beyond 10 years. Its current plan is merely to stabilize the growth of the deficit and kick the long-term problem down the road.
In my book, I include the pertinent exchange between Ryan and Geithner, and Ryan is persistent in pointing out that even if Obama's budget purports to put a temporary bandage on the growth of the deficit, the deficit begins to skyrocket again after 10 years. Geithner admits that and simply says that the administration doesn't like Ryan's plan because it is too hard on middle-income earners and seniors. The administration continues to say Ryan's plan would destroy Medicare.
These are all lies. Ryan's plan specifically would preserve Medicare while bringing it into solvency. He especially and expressly protects seniors, and his plan would help lower- and middle-income groups more than it would higher-income earners. If Obama and Geithner don't like Ryan's plan, then why haven't they ever offered their own blueprint for restructuring entitlements, which is imperative if we are to save this nation from bankruptcy.
The dirty little secret -- and it's not really a secret -- is that Obama's budget doesn't put a bandage on spending the next 10 years, either. He told us he wouldn't add a dime to the national debt, but his own projections show he will add more than $7 trillion over the next decade, and the Congressional Budget Office scores it as closer to $9.5 trillion, which means his deficits will average almost $1 trillion per year -- during the period he and Geithner claim they are stabilizing our national finances. Can you believe this?
In the book, I also go into great detail about how Obama is fundamentally changing our national defenses and readiness, how we are downscaling our conventional and nuclear forces while other nations -- especially Russia and China -- are ramping theirs up and terrorists and the rogue nations they support are feverishly pursuing weapons of mass destruction.
I can't begin to adequately describe my new book in a column, but it suffices to say that it is an encyclopedic account of Obama's war on America that includes some 400 pages and 1,300 footnotes. My goal was to leave no stone unturned in thoroughly and comprehensively documenting Obama's abuses and misdeeds.
The book covers the gamut, including Obama's wars on our economy, national defenses, values, religious liberty, businesses and guns.
You may think you know almost everything Obama has done the past few years, but I guarantee you that the cumulative force of his actions related in my book will nevertheless astound you and most likely make your blood boil.
My hope is that in some way, this book contributes to an awareness in the electorate of just how important it is that we defeat this man in November. Our nation's future greatness and our children's future depend on it.