Krauthammer: Obama is “Not Trying to Fix our Fiscal Issues. . . He’s Trying to Destroy the Republicans” – Video 11/27/12
In this segment from Fox News’ “Special Report” tonight, Charles Krauthammer could not be more right in saying that President Barack Obama is not really trying to deal with the “Fiscal Cliff.” He’s “trying to destroy the Republicans.”
“He’s not trying to fix our fiscal issues and problems. He’s trying to destroy the Republicans by insisting that there is a split among the Republicans on this issue which has held them together, the same way it destroyed President Bush Senior when he went back on the pledge he made. This is a political attack on the Republicans. There is no evidence right now that he has any interest in the real fiscal issue because he would have to talk about spending and entitlements and he isn’t.”
Krauthammer pointed out that Obama’s vaunted tax increase on the evil rich is really nothing. It will only reduce the annual budget deficit from $1.10 Trillion to 1.02 Trillion, which Krauthammer called “nothing,” “lunch money,” a “rounding error,” and “a triviality.” Only be dealing with entitlements can the nation’s fiscal mess be dealt with – something which Obama and the Democrats are totally unwilling to do. After all – it’s how they win elections. They have zero incentive to reduce entitlements.