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No Profile in Courage


The President has published his budget for the next year without mentioning the 800-pound gorilla in the room, which is entitlements. If we eliminate every single discretionary dollar being spent in the budget, the nation will still go bankrupt unless we address the ballooning cost of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

The President knows this but is afraid to “touch the third rail of politics” or entitlements. Nobody wants their own benefits cut. The Republicans are equally as cowardly!

Since the President missed this historic opportunity for honesty with the American voters, I hope the Republican version to be published by the House of Representatives will show more courage.

Numerous surveys have shown Americans know what is coming. Nonetheless, whoever raises the subject first can expect a great deal of abuse from the voters. This may be one of those issues that cannot be resolved before term limits are instituted . . . darn it!

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