In the 2014 State of the Union Address, Obama starts his speech by describing a series of scenarios he pretends has happened: A teacher who spent extra time with a student, somehow resulting in helping the graduation rates reaching their highest levels in three decades; an entrepreneur of a tech startup, helping to add to the 8 million new jobs created in the past four years; an automotive worker fine-tuning some of the most fuel efficient cars in the world which is helping wean America off foreign oil; a farmer preparing for the spring after the strongest five-year stretch of farm exports in our history; a rural doctor giving a child the first prescription to treat asthma that his mother could afford (an obvious reference to Obamacare); a man taking a bus home after the graveyard shift that he works so he can provide for his kid’s future; and tight-knit communities getting all tight-knitty because war is finally coming to an end.
If I could go line by line I would have a rebuttal for everything, but that would probably be longer winded than the president’s speech. So I’ll just pick some of the more outlandish things he states.
He claims unemployment has been the lowest it’s been in years. That’s ignoring the blaring fact that many unemployed have fallen off the rolls and are not counted in the unemployment numbers. He also claims manufacturing jobs added for the first time since the 1990s, an increase in oil production here in the U.S., our deficits cut by nearly half, and finally America being the best place for businesses to invest. All this according to him, no actual factual evidence given.
He complains about how the debate about the size of the federal government is keeping us from carrying out the most basic function of our democracy. I can tell him that government’s most basic function is protecting the American people and he hasn’t done a very good job at that. How much of his blathering about the commitment to doing what the people sent them to Washington to do and rebuilding the trust in the American people can we take? He has already destroyed that trust. He has no credibility.
He jumps into the usual class warfare of income inequality, the gap between the rich and the poor, and blah, blah, blah. When are they going to realize that the more people that get rich, the more jobs that get created, getting more poor people out of poverty. They can say it, but they don’t want people to rise up out of poverty because that is their voting base. Democrat policies don’t work. Republican policies do, for the most part, and that’s what the left fears.
I think I heard him say something about “accident of birth.” What exactly does he mean by that? I also heard him say that he’ll take action on his own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects. That sounds to me a lot like what a dictator would say.
As he brings up energy, he claims that his energy plan is working. Oh, does he mean Solyndra, where half a billion taxpayer dollars were wasted? Or any of the other taxpayer funded boondoggles he tried to force on the American economy, helping to destroy it? He talks about natural gas, which is great. Natural gas is a wonderful form of energy that can keep America’s economy going, but it’s not the only form. He disappoints when he brings up climate change as if it were a fact. Oh wait, he practically yelled, “The debate is settled, climate change is a fact.” To that I scream from the top of my lungs, “No it’s not!”
Of course an Obama SOTU speech wouldn’t be complete without calling for congress to fix our broken immigration system. How many times do I need to say it? Our immigration system is not “broken.” It works just fine when it’s enforced. Problem is, Obama, the Democrats, and many establishment Republicans (also known as traitors) don’t want to enforce the law where immigration is concerned. Democrats get too many voters and establishment GOPers get a lot of cheap labor. I’m just tired of hearing the lies about how immigration reform will improve our economy. It will not. It will likely do the exact opposite, not to mention put legal Americans out of jobs they desperately need in this failing economy that Obama and his party largely created.
It takes reading between the lines, as well as the lies, to detect the load of crap this liar-in-chief spews. He says that “independent economists say that immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost a trillion dollars in the next two decades.” First of all, I don’t trust his “independent economists.” He is taking selective data and using it to give himself credibility. Second, shrinking the deficit by even $1 trillion would do very little the way this administration spends our money. Do you want to know how to really grow the economy and shrink the deficit? Deport illegals, that’s how. I’ve been saying it for years and years. Absent illegal aliens and our economy starts to improve drastically.
Okay, it was at about this point where I sort of zoned out. It’s just hard for me to continue to listen to this fantasy-laced speech. It’s like Obama lives on another planet. There’s no way he can pull off what he proposes without digging a deeper hole than this country is already in.
When I was a kid I used to watch a TV show called Hobo Kelly. On one episode Hobo Kelly was teaching kids the importance of keeping the environment clean. He had this machine that turned trash into toys. So he had the kids pick up trash, put it into this machine and presto, a toy is created…out of trash. It’s sort of what Obama is trying to do. Create something out of nothing. Who falls for this nonsense? Unfortunately, enough people have blindly bought into it and this is why our nation’s economy is the way it is.