Powell who speaks to President from time to time and suggests striving for a government that works, one that finds solutions when other entities cannot, but he cautions the President that Obama is taking on too much and that we can't pay for it all.
"I think one of the cautions that has to be given to the president - and I've talked to some of his people about this - is that you can't have so many things on the table that you can't absorb it all. And we can't pay for it all," Powell said.
Powell has reason to be concerned this is Obama's deficit now and it will make W's spending spree pale in comparison. It will take years to recover from the Great One's spending."And I never would have believed that we would have budgets that are running into the multi-trillions of dollars, and we are amassing a huge, huge national debt that, if we don't pay for in our lifetime, our kids and grandkids and great grandchildren will have to pay for it."