Obama has no shame. He has made no significant effort to cut spending except our national defense. The Constitution is specific in its requirement that the federal government provides for our national defense. It never states that they should take care of us from cradle to grave.
Obama also took a shot at congressional Republicans who have taken to blaming him for military cuts embedded in last year’s deal to raise the debt ceiling. It is Congress, not he, Obama said, that is to blame for the $500 billion in looming Defense Department cuts if Congress fails to reach a deal.
“By the way, you’ve been hearing some folks out there trying to talk about the budget and trying to scare you,” he said. “Last year Congress pledged to find a plan to reduce the deficit. And they said if they couldn’t agree there would be big cuts across the board, including Defense. But understand nobody wants these cuts. That’s why Congress threatened to force themselves to make hard decisions. Well, here’s the thing. There’s no reason those cuts should happen. Because folks in congress ought to come together and agree on a responsible plan that reduces the deficit and keeps our military strong. That’s what needs to happen.”