After ignoring the recommendations of his own bipartisan fiscal commission, which concluded that we are facing “the most predictable economic crisis in history,” our Abdicator-in-Chief has boldly declared: “It’s going to be important for us to have a conversation . . . about how do we really tackle the problem in a comprehensive way.”
Could his heart be any less in it? Just note the contrast between the president and Paul Ryan discussing these same issues.
From today’s press conference:
“Our long-term debt and deficit are caused primarily by escalating health-care costs that we see in Medicaid and Medicare that is putting huge pressure on the overall budget . . .”
Sounds serious. We ought to convene some sort of panel to address it.