“While the President continues to do a good job on the war effort, I was disappointed by the lack of fiscal discipline in his speech tonight.  After eight years of prudent financial management and four years of budget surpluses, the White House is now predicting deficits for the next four years.  The only way we can reverse this pattern is through careful fiscal moderation and disciplined spending — making tough choices.  We have to make sure government lives within its means and I hope the President understands that.”