So what do we get from Obama? A carefully crafted budget that is long on spending and increased taxes and short on meaningful fiscal restraint. A budget that dramatically increases the deficit and national debt to unthinkable levels. A budget that completely avoids tackling the government entitlement programs that are at the root cause of our enormous deficit. A budget that is politically crafted to place the opposition in the role of the bad guys who want to destroy the popular entitlement programs. A budget, in other words, that shows not an ounce of leadership.
Lofty ideals and misplaced priorities will not pull us out of this mess, and Obama has again demonstrated his inability to rise above Chicago-style politics and really lead this great nation. While in the military, I sometimes had to follow inept leaders because I was required to do so by law. Now a civilian, there is no law that requires me to do the same with this President, and I shall not.