Earlier today I participated in a short video produced by the American Enterprise Institute with reactions from scholars and fellows to some of the statements made by the president in his State of the Union Address. The full video is available here. I also have a brief post up at National Review Online with some of my thoughts on the president’s (predictably) disappointing speech.
He said we can never pull back on promises made in the form of entitlement commitments — without ever mentioning that those promises have never been fully funded and will lead, at some point, to a fiscal and economic crisis. There’s nothing more fiscally irresponsible than to suggest that entitlement commitments can never be revised — but that’s essentially what the president said in his speech tonight.
You can read the rest of the post here.