Barack Obama’s speech presents no solutions to our current problems. In fact, Mr Obama ignored the simple fact that the problems we are currently facing are the result of Mr Obama’s policies. Here are my impressions of that speech, in response to what points he makes, as he makes them.
Before I begin, let’s be clear: Mr. Obama is not actually President. He is not a natural-born citizen. His father was a British citizen at Mr Obama’s birth; that fact precludes him from the office. A natural-born citizen is one born in-country to parents who are both citizens when he was born (think of a tripod). Therefore calling him President is inaccurate. (The real acting President is Richard Cheney, per Amendment 20 of the US Constitution.)
The Obama crisis
The economy is in crisis because Mr. Obama refuses to do what history shows will really repair the economy. The core problem is that Mr Obama is a committed socialist and believes that the “Government” can do everything, fix everything and supply everything. Thus the economy continues to stall and drift from recession toward a depression. People wisely refuse to risk the money they have since the Government is trying to take it all and redistribute it to the perceived victims of corporations; a basic tenet of the “Left”. The result is money and companies are driven out of the country. After all, people, and companies (stockholders etc), want to make money on the money they spend. They want to get some value for the money they spend. Everyone wants to get value for the money they spend.
The Progressives in control of the government continue to stack the deck, stopping people from taking care of themselves. The Progressives (from both Parties but primarily Democrats) created this political atmosphere with class and racial warfare to impose Socialism and control.
Congress should pass nothing that Mr. Obama proposes without reading it thoroughly. Mr. Obama lies regularly about what he really wants. The health care reform bill came loaded with unconstitutional provisions and more government control. Yet the rhetoric from Mr Obama and his allies promised beautiful Rose Gardens at little or no cost. As the Trojans learned: Beware Greeks bearing gifts.
Who creates jobs?
The government does not create jobs that produce wealth. When a company grows, because people want the products or services of the company, a company hires people when it makes sense. But in todays environment it does not make sense to hire one or two people if the current employees can do the work. Paying an existing worker overtime is cheaper and safer. Consider: the cost of an employee is not just the salary of the employee, but the total of the salary, benefits and taxes (FICA, Medicare, etc). At one time companies estimated the cost of employee at 1.5 times the Salary of the person. Now, with the taxes and regulations in the Health Care law, other taxes and benefits, the equation is more like 2.5 times the salary of the person. So paying a salary of $50,000.00 requires a gross income of $125,000.00 for that employee. Just to cover the cost of the employee. Is it any wonder that salaries are stagnant?
For a small company looking to hire someone it makes it much more difficult to justify; especially if the owner of the company is just getting by. When one adds in the excessive regulation, fake environmental laws/regulations and other requirements imposed at all levels of government, hiring a person is expensive. So the small business does not hire and the large business moves out of the country. For the large company it is cheaper and safer to move – they have to answer to their owners. The small company just folds.
What is wrong with our schools?
Our schools do not need more money. The problem is the schools are not teaching the children; they are indoctrinating them. Even since the Federal Government got its hooks into our schools our education system and the quality of education has suffered. It is time to let the teachers teach and to stop the indoctrination. And besides – where in the US Constitution did the States give the Federal Government authority to control the schools? Education is the responsibility of the States, local governments and the parents.
Mr Obama wants a centrally planned economy and that requires people to follow blindly. Which requires indoctrination. You can’t think for yourself in a Socialist system. Sadly, Progressives from both major parties have contributed to the central-planning aspects of today’s economy. Central planning destroyed the USSR and other places like Venezuela. Just because a Progressive Republican proposed something is not a reason to pass it.
Where are teachers facing massive layoffs? I have yet to hear of it actually happening. New York City has hundreds on furlough. Another of your lies? The places where teachers are losing jobs are because of because of Union rules that prevent getting rid of useless administrators and bad teachers. That is still not a federal problem.
The folly of temporary tax credits
Temporary tax credits will not improve the job environment. No smart businessman is going to make future plans on the basis of temporary credits. He does take into considerations attempts to increase taxes however. One has to since it means less income in the future. Tax rate reductions and the removal of bad regulations will. But Mr Obama offers more useless rhetoric and pabulum, nothing else. The tax rate increases are why businesses have left and jobs have disappeared. The company owners need to be able to take of themselves. Temporary tax rate reductions won’t create new jobs either. All they will do is allow companies to stay afloat for a little while longer.
Mr Obama offers more pabulum about tax credits. Now he wants to keep the 2001 rates in place, and tax others to fabricate government jobs for others. The spending in the “agreement” he speaks of, was nothing more than an reduction in the rate of spending growth. That’s another lie by Obama and the Progressive/Marxists. The Devil is in the details.
Obama’s destructive programs
He has advocated programs that he knows will destroy jobs. The wealthy already pay the fair share. In fact they pay more than their fair share. More class warfare and lies. Maybe it is time those that pay no income taxes and get money from the Government to give that money back and pay their fair share? Any takers?
Obamacare destroyed Medicare and Medicaid. Its authors designed it to impose federal-level control over the economy. More deception. People need to read the law itself. Say goodbye to Amendments 1, 4, 5, 8, 13, and 14 for starters. He just offers more class warfare – nothing new – just the recycled pabulum he has peddled for the last 3 years. Blame others both openly and implicitly.
The affluent gets breaks based upon investment. Progressives have been creating the inequities. That is to say: people like Obama. Most of those “loopholes” are valid business deductions. The others are gifts of the Progressives. Yet when “Conservatives” try to make the tax system fair what do we hear?
Obama insists on passing his plan
Let’s see the plan first – Obama lies and deceives on a regular basis. Anyone who takes the time to look at what Mr Obama says versus what he does can see the lies. Just more pabulum at this stage in his speech. Think of the oil companies. How many people do they employ? How much taxes do they pay? How much do the spend? When you sell TRILLIONS of dollars of products and make $0.09 on the dollar the profits look huge. But you also pay a huge tax bill. Don’t buy into this class warfare and lie.
It is the wealthy, those that have money, that create jobs and invest in jobs. They worked to make that money. Why should they be punished by having it stolen? So when you win that Lotto jackpot lets take 90% of it so the Government can redistribute it. Or maybe 99% or 100%. You didn’t earn it after all.
And he continues to push his Socialist utopia. If it was real don’t you think Venezuela would be an economic powerhouse and workers’ Utopia? The middle class is gone there. Mr Chavez destroyed the middle class. Isn’t Mr Obama proposing the same ideas? Government does this, Government does that. So much for helping the middle class. History says Mr Obama is going to destroy the middle class.
Why should we take Mr Obama’s word? Lets stop indoctrinating children and driving business out of the country by driving up the cost of living and labor. It was the Progressives that created the housing crisis by forcing banks to make those risky loans. History is such an inconvenience to Progressives. Reduce the tax rates and the excessive regulations created by Progressives and this crisis will resolve itself . Without Government interference and control of our lives.
Trade agreements? Wait a minute…!
Now he wants to pass trade agreements he and his allies opposed. Weren’t these agreements on the table back during the Bush-43 years.
Review of regulations?
Progressives created the problems and know only how to create state-controlled incentives. This is classic socialism, and it always fails. Socialism works until the system runs out of other people’s money. Look at what is happening in Greece. They have run out of other people’s money and the people have to start being responsible for themselves. They have to grow up and stop being spoiled children. And since when does a person give up the own self-interest for the greater good forever and to their own detriment?
Government regulation has hampered economic growth. Now Mr Obama wants to review regulations – yet attacks Gibson Guitar and runs guns into Mexico to justify more violations of the US Constitution.
Obama has destroyed the protections of the people’s liberties by destroying the Constitution. Now he offers more deception and diatribe about labor unions. Unions have become part of the problems today. Don’t think so? Take a look at Eastern Airlines. Their Unions put the company out of business.
Government must roll back to its proper role. Mr Obama wants to expand it and give it control that the Constitution does not permit. Read our Constitution and learn what it actually means. The contract is not hard to understand.
Obama invokes Abraham Lincoln
Abe Lincoln obeyed the U.S. Constitution. And as for the government-sponsored transcontinental railroad: that failed. The private railroads worked. Since when has a Government sponsored entity prospered. The Post Office hasn’t. The Federal Reserve has – but wait that is a private Banking cartel.
Spending, legitimate and illegitimate
More pabulum about legitimate spending to justify unconstitutional spending. Most of the items Mr Obama cites served military needs. Furthermore, the Democrats undermined Social Security. And the various local governments that opted out of Social Security years ago and created their own retirement plans have better retirement programs. And they are solvent. Not everyone is dependent upon Social Security. It used to be a voluntary system but the Democrats (i.e. Progressives) want to make people dependent upon the Government.
It is not the government’s job (nor within its capability) to create jobs. Government must get out of the way so that people can be successful. The people will create jobs, just like they always have. Allow people to create business and profit and they create jobs.
“The election is 14 months away”
Mr Obama is correct about the 14 months. We need to remove Mr Obama so that he cannot do any more damage to the country. His plan won’t solve anything, but as history shows, will make the problems worse. He refuses to use the policies and programs that work. He is a Progressive/Marxist and wants government control of everything.
Any bill proposed by Mr. Obama that contains revenue provisions would be unconstitutional. (Article 1, Section 7, Paragraph 1).
All bills for raising revenue, shall originate in the House of Representatives,…
He is trying to get people to react without thinking. This is what we got the last time he did this – Obamacare – an unconstitutional law that is destroying our health care system. And that violates Amendment 1, 4, 5, 8, 13, 14 and 16 and other provisions of the U.S. Constitution and 4 existing laws.
I would not trust any proposal by Mr Obama without reading it fully. He lies and openly deceives people. Nothing he proposes can ever be taken at face value. The Republicans should kill any proposal Mr Obama send to them and obstruct all of his attempts to impose more socialism and State control over the economy, the people of the Country, and destruction of the U.S. Constitution.
Obstructing for the proper and right reason is not wrong. Obstructing a person from walking in front of a moving train is not wrong. Obstructing a drunk from driving is not wrong. Obstructing a power mad Socialist bent on destroying our Country, depriving us of our Rights and destroying our way of life is not wrong either.
Editor’s note: Even the Associated Press doubts that Obama will ever pay for any of the things he described in his speech.
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