Instead, for all their talk of "fairness," Democrats have unfairly asked our children and grandchildren to pay for the president's spending spree. Democrats, despite their rhetoric of defending Medicare and Social Security, have not lifted a finger to ensure those programs exist in the long run. They enjoy accusing Republicans of wanting to "end Medicare as we know it." But even with "Medicare as we know it" going bankrupt in ten years, Obama does not propose any meaningful reforms to extending the long-term solvency of Medicare.
The president and his enablers are in denial. With a true crisis looming, Obama and company forecast only blue skies. That should worry voters. A president unable to speak truthfully about a crisis surely cannot solve it.
Of course, as Obama campaigns for reelection, he'll promise to do things differently in his second term. He may even promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of it. But voters know better. We've heard that promise before. No American would make the mistake of falling for it again.
On Monday, as the Obama administration unveiled its budget, the Obama campaign had an unveiling of its own: an online "Truth Team" enabling supporters to respond to anyone who "misrepresents the truth" about the president's record.
But before the Truth Team unleashes their veracity on an opponent, they should first take a look at a statement from the president's preface to his budget. "This budget," he writes, "contains a number of steps to put us on a fiscally sustainable path."
With statements like that, Obama has created more than a budget deficit. He's created a serious deficit of trust.