Last week (February 26), Mr. Obama sent a budget proposal to Congress.  It was accompanied by both the “President’s Message,” and another document entitled, “Inheriting a Legacy of Misplaced Priorities.”  

The President’s Message was noteworthy only in that it spent much of its three pages laying out the miserable shape we are in as a nation.   It also spent a good deal of time saying that government is the solution.  Lines like. “It is true that we cannot depend on government alone to create jobs or generate long term growth…” make me see double.  

The goals he considers important enough to emphasize in his budget message are also a bit chilling to me. Take for example, “… we will make the immediate investments needed to computerize all of America’s medical records within five years….”  Or, do you prefer, “The Budget also begins to restore a basic sense of fairness to the tax code….”?

The part that bothered me the most, however, was the 12 page essay placing blame and justifying all of the huge government programs that Mr. Obama is proposing.  I lost count of how many times the document placed the blame for  all of our woes.  It was interesting that it specifically mentions all the things that have gone wrong over the past eight years.  

I was so taken by the negative tone of this piece that I have held off all this time writing about it.  It appears to me to be nothing more than setting the table to prepare the public for a steady stream of government programs.  I fear the sum total of those programs will be too expensive, too invasive of our civil liberties, and too many steps forward in the march to socialize most everything we do in our daily lives.

Who wrote this document?  If it was not written by a member of the Obama for President staff or a speech writer for the Democrat Party, the person should be hired by them immediately.

Mr. Obama should be embarrassed for playing the blame game when there are important issues to address.  If he can show a reason for this document that improves government or makes the lives of Americans better, I will apologize. Until that time, I am very disappointed in Mr. Obama.  I look forward to seeing President Obama taking the positive steps he promised in his campaign.  

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” – John F. Kennedy

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.” – Wayne Dyer

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