I did not watch the State of the Union Address mostly because I do not like watching a liar insult my intelligence. This is not a slight to President Obama since I have not watched a state of the union address for the same reason since President Reagan graced the Oval Office.
Without even watching it I know the hubris in President Obama’s speech was just as thick as the gunk from the Republican’s response. I did read the speech online and was not disappointed I missed the theatrics of applause lines and adults pretending they are real.
How anyone could believe President Obama is beyond me. We know he is lying the minute his lips start moving but that is true of every politician. He talks of the income inequality between the “rich” and the “poor” conveniently forgetting to add he made the chasm wider with his policies.
After five years of Obamanomics can he really believe the economy is George Bush’s fault? Estimates indicate more than 19.4 million more Americans joined the food stamp program since Obama took office. At the same time, more than 6.7 million Americans entered poverty since the coming of Obama. Rather than give us a plan to help make the poor richer he wants to make the rich poorer. Redistributing wealth only works in the Robin Hood fairy tale but not real life.
I may have missed it in his speech but did the president mention how he planned to rectify the debt per capita for Americans that is now at $54,688. I guess he could evenly distribute that figure among the top one percent of earners and call it a “Punishment for Success” fee.
The president loves to spend time on social issues because they are emotional and require no thought. What is he doing about the trade imbalance we have with China? How has he addressed– pardon the oxymoron – his free trade policies that allows China to be protectionist but costs Americans jobs? It is easy to call the opposition party names but a real president tackles issues that move the country forward.
Speaking of forward, this president has done more to set racial relations back than any other president – even the Republican presidents the media will have you believe were racist. African American economic fortunes have gone down since he took office. But he is an equal opportunity destroyer. His tax policies prevent disposable income from ever growing which perpetually slows the economy so all Americans suffer.
I think Peter Morici, an economist, said it best “The president dodges responsibility for the failures of his ideological agenda by asking Congress to tax the “one percent” for simply exploiting conditions he created.