Hey, Kids: Obama Just Screwed You Over
President isn't serious about debt crisis, writes Andrew Sullivan
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2011 11:33 AM CST
Hey kids, I just screwed you over!   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – President Obama’s new budget proposal is a cop-out, proposing no cuts whatsoever in entitlement or defense spending—and that makes him a hypocritical coward, writes Andrew Sullivan of the Atlantic. “He has betrayed those of us who took him to be a serious president,” Sullivan fumes. “This budget is good short term politics but such a massive pile of fiscal bullshit it makes it perfectly clear that Obama is kicking this vital issue down the road.”

“To all those under 30 who worked so hard to get this man elected, know this: he just screwed you over. He thinks you're fools,” Sullivan continues. “On the critical issue of America's fiscal crisis, he represents no hope and no change. Just the same old Washington politics he once promised to end.” Now our only hope is a handful of fiscally responsible Senators. “They have to lead, because this president is too weak, too cautious, too beholden to politics over policy.”