In a previous post “Obama Change 1
“, I quote Uncle Bama, from a 60 minute interview he did saying:
And that we shouldn’t worry about the deficit next year or even the year after. That short term, the most important thing is that we avoid a deepening recession.
Now today he is saying:
We can no longer afford to spend as if deficits don’t matter and waste is not our problem. We can no longer afford to leave the hard choices for the next budget, the next administration — or the next generation.
What??? Which one is it — we need to worry about the deficit and not worry about future generations, or we should worry about the deficit and future generations?
My personal opinion is that he will say whatever he thinks the American public wants him to say. (Or what the writer of the week wants him to say.) Sorry, but you can’t have it both ways. You either worry about the deficit, or you don’t. So Uncle Bama, which statement is the correct one? Or am I mistaken and that in the last 4 months the deficit started to matter, but was unimportant before.