“I know it is wet
And the sun is not sunny...
With this as the back drop, we have our president providing the following:
"... we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, and those with disabilities. We are a better country because of these commitments. I’ll go further – we would not be a great country without those commitments."Allow me to be clear, Mr. President: we are a great country because we are free.
Still, the president droned on:
"We will invest in medical research. We will invest in clean energy technology. We will invest in education. We will invest in job training. We will invest in new roads and airports and broad band."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but when this guy says "We will invest", he really means "We will spend". We will spend, we will spend, we will spend. Wow, that's some fiscal restraint you're showing there, Mr. President.
"And we will win the future!""We offered the world ORDER!" What a nutbar. And at what cost, there, professor? How much will all this "investing" of yours cost us? How much more debt do you intend to burden our children with? Spending of tax payer money should be considered carefully, cautiously, not just thrown out on dubious programs that are more payback to your union and government shills then they are instruments that will benefit the country. When will you take your responsibility for addressing the nation's financial woes seriously?
Jeb Hensarling, a Republican from Texas, was appreciative of the president's rhetorical efforts:
"He spent approximately half an hour giving us a history lesson blaming everyone for the nation's fiscal woes, but himself. I don't know about my colleagues, but I thought to myself: 'And I missed lunch for this?' This was not a speech designed for America to win the future. This was a speech designed for president to attempt to win re-election. For the first time in two years the president has joined the deficit debate, and what he brings to the table is more job-killing taxes and more rationing of health care. The American people deserve a budget plan that takes our nation off the road to decline and onto a path to prosperity. New platitudes and new taxes will not grow our economy or solve the spending-driven debt crisis. These record deficits are the symptom – spending is the disease. The only way to grow our economy and save the American dream for our children and grandchildren is to stop spending money that we don’t have.Damn straight.
“In the time since he’s taken office, we’ve experienced the first and second trillion-dollar deficits in American history, and we’re on our way to our third. Unemployment is still hovering around 9 percent. Instead of offering a real plan to cut spending, the president’s resorting back to raising taxes on job creators, which will discourage job creation, destroy economic growth, and do nothing to get spending under control.
But we can have
Lots of good fun that is funny!”
For the past two years the president and the Democrats in Congress have been spending money that we don’t have, record amounts of spending that has left the nation buried under a mountain of debt, burning up the vast majority of available financing and placing a huge inflationary pressure on our economy.
What's next for this guy?
"We are going to find savings in the tax code"