Obama: America's Deadbeat Dad

Barack tells us he wants to engage in a “national conversation” on parenting, coming off the heels of Father’s Day. Okay, brother, let’s have it: You suck as a dad. Yeah, yeah, I know we’re told that you spend time with your daughters, Sasha and Malia – shooting hoops with them on weekends and arranging tween celebs such as the Jonas Brothers to make surprise appearances at the White House. And you even boast that your regime is implementing a new initiative “to re-engage absent fathers with their families.” Fine: We’ll give you a vintage copy of the Communist Manifesto for stating the obvious – that dads should take care of their children. But fathering goes much deeper than that.

Barack, you are America’s Deadbeat Dad: And here’s why:

It’s incumbent upon fathers to leave their kids with a better tomorrow, to ensure that their children’s lives are more prosperous and rewarding than their lives were. No loving parent would intentionally saddle his offspring with an anvil of debt and liabilities, splurging profligately for the pleasures of today at the expense of his family’s future wellbeing. But Barack, that’s exactly what you have done. Your administration has single-handedly set this nation on a course where, not only will Sasha and Malia be drowning in wealth-destroying debt, but every child of their generation as well. To be sure, you have spent wealth that hasn’t even been created yet. As Sen. Jim DeMint observes in an exclusive op-ed on the pages of today’s HUMAN EVENTS, “The federal government will soon be paying more in interest on the national debt than we spend on national defense.”

But that matters not to you. Under your control, America continues to nosedive into the bottomless abyss of government spending. Currently, our national debt hovers at 93% of this country’s gross domestic product. In other words, we are only seven percentage points away from our entire economic output as a country being wiped out by the amount of money we owe—money that must largely be repaid to foreign and hostile governments, including China.

And yet, you, Barack, are pushing Congress to allocate another $50 billion to fund local bureaucracies and extend unemployment benefits, even though we are currently facing mind-blogging deficits in the trillions, each year, as far as the eye can see. Moreover, your political party has refused to pass a budget and has even indicated they will not do so, an abnegation of the most basic and rudimentary duty of governing.

Barack, what you’re doing to this country is child abuse. In warp speed, you’re institutionalizing a system in America where it is public policy for parents and grandparents to raid the wallets and purses of their children and children’s children.

Perhaps your economic illiteracy and leadership void are the result of your own daddy issues. It really is unfortunate that your father walked out on your mom. No one showed you manhood. No one taught you leadership.

Sen. DeMint is right when he says: “Surely, one of the world’s greatest debtors cannot remain the world’s greatest superpower for long.” Dear Leader Barack, if you truly cared about the world in which your daughters will grow up in, take the Senator’s advice and urge your colleagues to pass the Balanced Budget Amendment and restore fiscal sanity to this great land.