What Big Government Can Do
On Monday morning, President Obama dropped the bloated corpse of a bizarre, $3.73 trillion budget on the steps of Capitol Hill. It is a remarkable document, in that it extends the wildly irresponsible spending and Big Government devotion of Obama’s first two years almost without hesitation, despite the historic pounding his party took in the 2010 midterm elections. Described in these thousands of wasted pages is a death spiral, which Obama seems to believe there is no way for America to escape. He even ignored the recommendations of his own blue-ribbon deficit reduction panel, convened with much fanfare last year as a sign of the President’s commitment to fiscal sanity. This dead-on-arrival budget, in combination with the results of the Obama spending binge to date, has but one use: it shows us what Big Government can do.