I feel the same way I used to feel when I saw George W. Bush on my teevee — angry and disgusted:
THE PRESIDENT: Look, we’ve already cut $2.5 trillion in our deficit. Everybody says we need to cut $4 trillion, which means we have to come up with another trillion and a half. The vast majority of economists agree that the problem when it comes to deficits is not discretionary spending. It’s not that we’re spending too much money on education. It’s not that we’re spending too much money on job training, or that we’re spending too much money rebuilding our roads and our bridges. We’re not.
The problem that we have is a long-term problem in terms of our health care costs and programs like Medicare. And what I’ve said very specifically, very detailed is that I’m prepared to take on the problem where it exists — on entitlements — and do some things that my own party really doesn’t like — if it’s part of a broader package of sensible deficit reduction. So the deal that I’ve put forward over the last two years, the deal that I put forward as recently as December is still on the table. I am prepared to do hard things and to push my Democratic friends to do hard things.
If you missed it, he threw progressive Dems under the bus, too: People who “don’t want any cuts at all in anything.”
Call your congress critter. Ask them to vote to the “Cancel The Sequester” bill in the House, and tell them you don’t support any cuts at all in Social Security and Medicare.