One of the major reasons Obama earned the Washington Post‘s 2012 endorsement was his “balanced approach” to deficit reduction. Now that he’s won, the Post is alarmed to discover he is pushing for tax increases while offering no cuts to entitlements whatsoever.
Just how out of balance is the President’s balanced approach? Enough that theWashington Post has written not one but two editorials demanding that entitlement reform be included the mix. The first piece, two weeks ago, was unequivocal: “Any serious debt-reduction plan has to include revenue and defense cuts. But no serious one can exclude entitlements.”
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