TUESDAY HOT READ: A FAILURE TO LEAD
At a time when strong leadership is needed in the White House, President Obama has disappointed us with a budget that punts responsibility for America's greatest fiscal challenges. Lasting solutions will require a willing partner in the White House — and we don't appear to have one right now...
Based on editorial reaction, the president's budget is a political flop....
Washington Post: “The President Punted”
USA Today: “He whiffed… a shame, and economically risky”
Detroit News: “One of those weight loss programs that pretend it can shrink your waistline while allowing you to eat whatever you like”
Chicago Tribune: “No, the fiscal news doesn't get any better in Washington than it is in Illinois”
LA Times: “Landed with a thud”
New York Times: “What Mr. Obama’s budget is most definitely not is a blueprint for dealing with the real long-term problems that feed the budget deficit”
IBD: “Gutless…Far worse than merely bad”
Wall Street Journal: “The American people also want a President to lead, and this budget is so transparently cynical it may help Republicans make their case that if they don't lead, no one will”
Denver Post: “disappointed the Obama administration has decided to double down on the status quo… continues to act as if government spending is the way to prosperity”
Dallas Morning News: “turned away on leading the nation back from an impending fiscal nightmare”
San Francisco Chronicle: “Obama's budget shies away from tough choices… In a crucial way, it lacks honesty”