The problem we have is that we've got people who want to -- who want to spend more money in Washington. That's why we need fiscally sound people like Mike Sodrel in the United States Congress. And we also must show some political courage when it comes to the budget. The main reason the budget goes up is because of mandatory spending increases. Those would be your increases in Social Security and Medicare.Excuse me, but methinks the president's beloved "war-on-terror" and his reorganization and puffing up the government to even larger sizes (witness new departments within Homeland Security as well as the whole of itself) are the culprits here.
Social Security should be self sustaining, and if it is not, it should be corrected, not abolished. And Medicare is getting bigger because he's the one putting into place the new prescription drug "benefit." So, it seems the president has ensnared himself in yet another rhetorical noose, complete with his pants down and on fire.