Does this sound like a nation that is charging back, no, if fact we are a nation that is one life support.
“In three short years, an unprecedented explosion of spending,with borrowed money, has added trillions to an already unaffordable national debt. And yet, the President has put us on a course to make it radically worse in the years ahead. The federal government now spends one of every four dollars in the entire economy; it borrows one of every three dollars it spends. No nation, no entity, large or small, public or private, can thrive, or survive intact, with debts as huge as ours.”Gov. Daniels
“I’m a Democrat. But I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That Government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more. That’s why my education reform offers more competition, and more control for schools and States. That’s why we’re getting rid of regulations that don’t work. That’s why our health care law relies on are formed private market, not a Government program.” President Obama
But all of his proposals are full of new government run entities such as a Special Unite of Federal Prosecutors and Financial Crimes Unit; which seem to me that unit is the new word for agency.
Someone please explain to logic behind shrinking government by growing it larger. What about the president blatant lack of acknowledgment of the fact that this country is in trouble.
Really, over 8% unemployment, we are still in Afghanistan, and we have a social safety net that is on the ropes.
“On these evenings, Presidents naturally seek to find the sunny side of our national condition. But when President Obama claims that the state of our union is anything but grave, he must know in his heart that this is not true.” Gov. Daniels
And that is just it, the president wants to be reelected, so he cannot paint a grim picture of his presidency; but the American people are not stupid, and they see through the nonsense; it is time to level with them, we have to have some bold action; and with the presidents intransigent views on the tax level of the nation’s job creators is not going to change.
Does anyone really believe the president plans on doing any of the stuff he said in this paragraph which goes after the influence peddlers in Washington?
“Some of this has to do with the corrosive influence of money in politics. So together, let’s take some steps to fix that. Send me a bill that bans insider trading by Members of Congress, and I will sign it tomorrow. Let’s limit any elected official from owning stocks in industries they impact. Let’s make sure people who bundle campaign contributions for Congress can’t lobby Congress, and vice versa – an idea that has bipartisan support, at least outside of Washington.” President Obama
I don’t by it, but I expect that we will hear a nonstop stream of Byzantine campaign ads coming out of Chicago in support of the President who stated this.
“This Nation is great because we built it together. This Nation is great because we worked as a team. This Nation is great because we get each other’s backs. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial,there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard.” President Obama
But Daniels is right, the Democrats and the president have been the ones who have stopped the bills coming from the house from becoming into law; many of them never even made it to the Senate floor.
“It’s not fair and it’s not true for the President to attack Republicans in Congress as obstacles on these questions. They and they alone have passed bills to reduce borrowing, reform entitlements, and encourage new job creation, only to be shot down time and time again by the President and his Democratic Senate allies.” Gov. Daniels
This State of the Union was the official start of the 2012 campaign for President Obama, to look at it as anything more would just be an exercise in futileness; this was in no way a call to work with the other side; and in many ways, that is a good thing. The Class Warfare Argument will be the Obama Campaign’s reelection message; but does that really surprise anyone.