Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The State of (DIS)Union

Okay boys and girls, virii and it own reaction to the STate of the Union address given by President Obama...our head, hypocritical, Liar in Chief.

My words in bold obviously. the text I'm reacting to will be in normal font.
And since this is going to run long...It's going to be in 2 parts.Warning..this is a President I detest I'm responding to..there will be sporadic profanity.

It’s no secret that those of us here tonight have had our differences over the last two years. The debates have been contentious; we have fought fiercely for our beliefs. And that’s a good thing. That’s what a robust democracy demands. That’s what helps set us apart as a nation.

No...the only secrets have been kept by you and your democrat cronies. Yes we HAVE fought because you and your democrat controlled congress led by Nancy Pelosi REFUSED to listen.

But there’s a reason the tragedy in Tucson gave us pause. Amid all the noise and passion and rancor of our public debate, Tucson reminded us that no matter who we are or where we come from, each of us is a part of something greater -– something more consequential than party or political preference.

Why do I have a problem believing that you actually believe in that last bit.

We are part of the American family. We believe that in a country where every race and faith and point of view can be found, we are still bound together as one people; that we share common hopes and a common creed; that the dreams of a little girl in Tucson are not so different than those of our own children, and that they all deserve the chance to be fulfilled.
Yes they do Mr President...and you and others have done everything you can to get in the way of those dreams...but we won't hear those words from your lips.

I believe we can. And I believe we must. That’s what the people who sent us here expect of us. With their votes, they’ve determined that governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties.
Noooo..they determined that they don't trust you or the democrats or did you not get that memo?
New laws will only pass with support from Democrats and Republicans. We will move forward together, or not at all -– for the challenges we face are bigger than party, and bigger than politics.
Together or not at all. How odd...this is to different a tone from your comments that the Republicans could now get in the back of the bus. Rosa Parks probably rolled over in her grave at that one by the way, and groaned in disgust.

At stake right now is not who wins the next election -– after all, we just had an election.
Yeah we know we just had an election and yes..I believe that this is the start of your campaign for the 2012 election. Or don't you remember the Tshirts that were printed up and placed on the backs of all the chairs at the Tuscon Memorial Service with one of your 2008 campaign slogans
At stake is whether new jobs and industries take root in this country, or somewhere else. It’s whether the hard work and industry of our people is rewarded. It’s whether we sustain the leadership that has made America not just a place on a map, but the light to the world.
At stake is whether we'll be freemen, or slaves of the government. Will we be men of liberty and honor as our forefathers, or the government's bitches.

We did that in December. Thanks to the tax cuts we passed, Americans’ paychecks are a little bigger today.
WHAT tax cuts you lying sack of camel dung?! You didn't pass new tax voted to uphold the already exsisting tax rates you fork tongued douchebag!
Every business can write off the full cost of new investments that they make this year. And these steps, taken by Democrats and Republicans, will grow the economy and add to the more than one million private sector jobs created last year.
1 million new jobs? Gee...and just how many of them exist only on paper and how many of them are GOVERNMENT jobs?

But we have to do more. These steps we’ve taken over the last two years may have broken the back of this recession, but to win the future, we’ll need to take on challenges that have been decades in the making
broken the recession? dude you don't pay attention to the same financial reports I do.

Many people watching tonight can probably remember a time when finding a good job meant showing up at a nearby factory or a business downtown. You didn’t always need a degree, and your competition was pretty much limited to your neighbors. If you worked hard, chances are you’d have a job for life, with a decent paycheck and good benefits and the occasional promotion. Maybe you’d even have the pride of seeing your kids work at the same company.
That is far as it goes.

That world has changed. And for many, the change has been painful. I’ve seen it in the shuttered windows of once booming factories, and the vacant storefronts on once busy Main Streets. I’ve heard it in the frustrations of Americans who’ve seen their paychecks dwindle or their jobs disappear
Who's fault is that? Look in a mirror Barry, old boy.
-– proud men and women who feel like the rules have been changed in the middle of the game.They’re right. The rules have changed. In a single generation, revolutions in technology have transformed the way we live, work and do business. Steel mills that once needed 1,000 workers can now do the same work with 100. Today, just about any company can set up shop, hire workers, and sell their products wherever there’s an Internet connection.
Not entirely true..first they have to wade through a sea of paperwork and red AIN'T that easy.

So, yes, the world has changed. The competition for jobs is real. But this shouldn’t discourage us. It should challenge us. Remember -– for all the hits we’ve taken these last few years, for all the naysayers predicting our decline, America still has the largest, most prosperous economy in the world. (Applause.) No workers -- no workers are more productive than ours. No country has more successful companies, or grants more patents to inventors and entrepreneurs. We’re the home to the world’s best colleges and universities, where more students come to study than any place on Earth.

Sigh..a good number of those students are sent here by their respective governments. Or didn't you know that? As to the economy..we are not fully recovered yet.

What’s more, we are the first nation to be founded for the sake of an idea -– the idea that each of us deserves the chance to shape our own destiny. That’s why centuries of pioneers and immigrants have risked everything to come here. It’s why our students don’t just memorize equations, but answer questions like “What do you think of that idea? What would you change about the world? What do you want to be when you grow up?”
True. I'll expound more on this in my second post.

And now it’s our turn. We know what it takes to compete for the jobs and industries of our time. We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. (Applause.)
By and large we still do. It's just......
We have to make America the best place on Earth to do business. We need to take responsibility for our deficit and reform our government. That’s how our people will prosper. That’s how we’ll win the future. (Applause.) And tonight, I’d like to talk about how we get there.
that with all the government regulations and fees to be paid it's easier for those businesses to go overseas.The government needs to get out of the way.[you will see me repeat this throughout this post}

Our free enterprise system is what drives innovation. But because it’s not always profitable for companies to invest in basic research, throughout our history, our government has provided cutting-edge scientists and inventors with the support that they need.
Again it's not profitable because of red tape regulations fees, penalties and taxes imposed by government retards who think they know better.

That’s what planted the seeds for the Internet. That’s what helped make possible things like computer chips and GPS. Just think of all the good jobs -- from manufacturing to retail -- that have come from these breakthroughs.
Businesses that you penalize for being successful by "raising" their taxes.

Half a century ago, when the Soviets beat us into space with the launch of a satellite called Sputnik, we had no idea how we would beat them to the moon. The science wasn’t even there yet. NASA didn’t exist. But after investing in better research and education, we didn’t just surpass the Soviets; we unleashed a wave of innovation that created new industries and millions of new jobs.
Nasa doesn't really exist now since you gutted it assboy. OTOH privatization is the wave of the future for space travel anyhow. That's my belief anyway.

Already, we’re seeing the promise of renewable energy. Robert and Gary Allen are brothers who run a small Michigan roofing company. After September 11th, they volunteered their best roofers to help repair the Pentagon. But half of their factory went unused, and the recession hit them hard. Today, with the help of a government loan, that empty space is being used to manufacture solar shingles that are being sold all across the country. In Robert’s words, “We reinvented ourselves.”
Gee what drove that recession? Could it have been reckless record spending by the Federal Government? Well..obviously..among other things.

That’s what Americans have done for over 200 years: reinvented ourselves. And to spur on more success stories like the Allen Brothers, we’ve begun to reinvent our energy policy. We’re not just handing out money. We’re issuing a challenge. We’re telling America’s scientists and engineers that if they assemble teams of the best minds in their fields, and focus on the hardest problems in clean energy, we’ll fund the Apollo projects of our time.

Yeah yeah..GREEN technology..

At the California Institute of Technology, they’re developing a way to turn sunlight and water into fuel for our cars. At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, they’re using supercomputers to get a lot more power out of our nuclear facilities. With more research and incentives, we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels, and become the first country to have a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. (Applause.)

And it still won't be as cost effective or cheap as Gasoline, WHERE does the electricity to power those vehicles come from Barry old boy? Could it possibly be the "Grid"? The Grid that is powered by coal fired, and nuclear power plants? Your going to put yet MORE strain on the grid which without building more Nuclear plants to supply the power, Barry old boy. Without which we will almost certainly cause rolling brown outs..and just flat out, blackouts as the strain of demand becomes too much, because of all those wonderful electrical vehicles. I won't even go into the list of various chemicals that go into those batteries that make them even more toxic to the environment then the supposed "greenhouse gases" the power plants put out.

We need to get behind this innovation. And to help pay for it, I’m asking Congress to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies. (Applause.) I don’t know if -- I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but they’re doing just fine on their own. (Laughter.) So instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy, let’s invest in tomorrow’s.

Great..I don't think they want government money anyway..they just want you to shut up, sit down, stay out of the way and let them work, pump oil, refine it into gasoline and then you can sip up the profits through taxes. Oh and while we're at it..lets cause even more unemployment with a dependence on green and clean energy. [I will post a link later on about this.]

Now, clean energy breakthroughs will only translate into clean energy jobs if businesses know there will be a market for what they’re selling. So tonight, I challenge you to join me in setting a new goal: By 2035, 80 percent of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources. (Applause.)

Mr President you apparently have a failure to understand reality. No scratch live in a dream world. Clean Energy Jobs? I've read multiple articles and seen the multiple charts that prove Clean Energy KILLS jobs because they create less jobs and rehire less people than the so called "dirty industries"They were supposed to replace in the FIRST PLACE!

Some folks want wind and solar. Others want nuclear, clean coal and natural gas. To meet this goal, we will need them all -- and I urge Democrats and Republicans to work together to make it happen. (Applause.)

Yep..and on the subject of Nuclear we should have had a LOT more plants built in the last 40-50 yrs than we did. Why? because once again the government stuck it's nose where it doesn't belong. They made it more expensive that it's worth to get the necessary permits and inspections to get Nuclear Plants built in the first place. Oh and here's a get less background radiation off a nuclear plant then you do from a coal fired plant!

On the subject of Wind and Solar? No we won't even get started on that it's a bad joke.

Maintaining our leadership in research and technology is crucial to America’s success. But if we want to win the future -– if we want innovation to produce jobs in America and not overseas -– then we also have to win the race to educate our kids.

in your case you mean indoctrinate and brain wash.

That responsibility begins not in our classrooms, but in our homes and communities. It’s family that first instills the love of learning in a child. Only parents can make sure the TV is turned off and homework gets done. We need to teach our kids that it’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair. (Applause.) We need to teach them that success is not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work and discipline.
Egads..something I agree with you on! Will wonders never cease. Newsflash..the smart kids raised in traditional homes with traditional values already KNOW THIS! Ain't that a shocker?

Our schools share this responsibility. When a child walks into a classroom, it should be a place of high expectations and high performance. But too many schools don’t meet this test. That’s why instead of just pouring money into a system that’s not working, we launched a competition called Race to the Top. To all 50 states, we said, “If you show us the most innovative plans to improve teacher quality and student achievement, we’ll show you the money.”
You give money to schools and they'll piss it away. be better served stuffing it down a rathole. I've commented in the past on the problems with the Public School system..I won't get that long winded again.

Race to the Top is the most meaningful reform of our public schools in a generation. For less than 1 percent of what we spend on education each year, it has led over 40 states to raise their standards for teaching and learning. And these standards were developed, by the way, not by Washington, but by Republican and Democratic governors throughout the country. And Race to the Top should be the approach we follow this year as we replace No Child Left Behind with a law that’s more flexible and focused on what’s best for our kids. (Applause.)

You see, we know what’s possible from our children when reform isn’t just a top-down mandate, but the work of local teachers and principals, school boards and communities. Take a school like Bruce Randolph in Denver. Three years ago, it was rated one of the worst schools in Colorado -- located on turf between two rival gangs. But last May, 97 percent of the seniors received their diploma. Most will be the first in their families to go to college. And after the first year of the school’s transformation, the principal who made it possible wiped away tears when a student said, “Thank you, Ms. Waters, for showing that we are smart and we can make it.” (Applause.) That’s what good schools can do, and we want good schools all across the country.Let’s also remember that after parents, the biggest impact on a child’s success comes from the man or woman at the front of the classroom. In South Korea, teachers are known as “nation builders.” Here in America, it’s time we treated the people who educate our children with the same level of respect. (Applause.) We want to reward good teachers and stop making excuses for bad ones. (Applause.) And over the next 10 years, with so many baby boomers retiring from our classrooms, we want to prepare 100,000 new teachers in the fields of science and technology and engineering and math. (Applause.)

Does no good to hire teachers if all they're doing is teaching to the test. The standardized tests they use to determine whether a child is ready to proceed or not is worthless..since the material that gets taught is for the test and only the test. Our schools are not teaching our children critical thinking skills...just how to repeat things by rote. Mindless automatons..not freethinking individuals

One last point about education. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of students excelling in our schools who are not American citizens. Some are the children of undocumented workers, who had nothing to do with the actions of their parents. They grew up as Americans and pledge allegiance to our flag, and yet they live every day with the threat of deportation. Others come here from abroad to study in our colleges and universities. But as soon as they obtain advanced degrees, we send them back home to compete against us. It makes no sense
It makes perfect sense..they're getting an education on our a country they don't belong in..and whose ideals by and large they don't believe in. Watch a news report on Cinco De Mayo and other times of the year. They're cheering for the country which is the place of their birth..not the country they live in now.

Now, I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration. And I am prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows. (Applause.) I know that debate will be difficult. I know it will take time. But tonight, let’s agree to make that effort. And let’s stop expelling talented, responsible young people who could be staffing our research labs or starting a new business, who could be further enriching this nation. (Applause.)
Yes..we need to put about 50-75,000 troops on constant patrols with orders to kill anything coming across. Have armed predator drones, and constant air patrols, etc to control the borders. Everyone talks about "defending our borders" but no one[in the government anyway] wants to do whats actually necessary to do so.

Those "undocument workers" are illegal aliens who broke the law in crossing our borders...and continue to break the law..not paying taxes, getting free health care on our dime..etc. Watch the news..ask the FBI for the crime statistics. I know I'm not shocked at the number of those "undocumented workers" who are actually career criminals, gang banger, drug and gun runners and slavers.. We're not expelling talented responsible young people..we're getting rid of criminals.

he third step in winning the future is rebuilding America. To attract new businesses to our shores, we need the fastest, most reliable ways to move people, goods, and information -- from high-speed rail to high-speed Internet. (Applause.)

Sigh..a rail system that no one really wants. the private companies will attend to extending the's not in the governments job description.

Our infrastructure used to be the best, but our lead has slipped. South Korean homes now have greater Internet access than we do. Countries in Europe and Russia invest more in their roads and railways than we do. China is building faster trains and newer airports. Meanwhile, when our own engineers graded our nation’s infrastructure, they gave us a “D.”

Not really surprising when so much infrastructure money gets diverted to pork and other pet projects.

We’ll put more Americans to work repairing crumbling roads and bridges. We’ll make sure this is fully paid for, attract private investment, and pick projects based [on] what’s best for the economy, not politicians.

Within 25 years, our goal is to give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail. (Applause.) This could allow you to go places in half the time it takes to travel by car. For some trips, it will be faster than flying –- without the pat-down. (Laughter and applause.) As we speak, routes in California and the Midwest are already underway.

Oh you mean the high speed rail that nobody actually wants Mr. President?

For example, over the years, a parade of lobbyists has rigged the tax code to benefit particular companies and industries. Those with accountants or lawyers to work the system can end up paying no taxes at all. But all the rest are hit with one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. It makes no sense, and it has to change. (Applause.)

Of course it makes no sense and we've been saying it for years. The number of congresscritters over the years that have been elected that were lawyers and those that have gone on to become lobbyists is mind boggling. Government is the problem yes..but so is the quality of candidates we get shafted with. There's a famous quote from the past..I forget off the top of my head who said it but "first thing we do is kill all the lawyers"

So tonight, I’m asking Democrats and Republicans to simplify the system. Get rid of the loopholes. Level the playing field. And use the savings to lower the corporate tax rate for the first time in 25 years –- without adding to our deficit. It can be done. (Applause.)

2 words..Flat. Tax.

To help businesses sell more products abroad, we set a goal of doubling our exports by 2014 -– because the more we export, the more jobs we create here at home. Already, our exports are up. Recently, we signed agreements with India and China that will support more than 250,000 jobs here in the United States. And last month, we finalized a trade agreement with South Korea that will support at least 70,000 American jobs. This agreement has unprecedented support from business and labor, Democrats and Republicans -- and I ask this Congress to pass it as soon as possible. (Applause.)

Oh wow. Golly Gee..70,000 jobs when your polices have put HUNDREDS of thousands out of work? Well paint me purple and stick a binky in my mouth! *snort*

Now, before I took office, I made it clear that we would enforce our trade agreements, and that I would only sign deals that keep faith with American workers and promote American jobs. That’s what we did with Korea, and that’s what I intend to do as we pursue agreements with Panama and Colombia and continue our Asia Pacific and global trade talks. (Applause.)

To reduce barriers to growth and investment, I’ve ordered a review of government regulations. When we find rules that put an unnecessary burden on businesses, we will fix them. (Applause.)

What do YOU mean by 'fix them' Mr President? I know what *I* mean by fix them...I mean rescind them..delete them from the lawbooks.

But I will not hesitate to create or enforce common-sense safeguards to protect the American people.

You and your kind wouldn't know common sense..if it took a shit in your shoes.

(Applause.) That’s what we’ve done in this country for more than a century. It’s why our food is safe to eat, our water is safe to drink, and our air is safe to breathe. It’s why we have speed limits and child labor laws. It’s why last year, we put in place consumer protections against hidden fees and penalties by credit card companies and new rules to prevent another financial crisis. (Applause.) And it’s why we passed reform that finally prevents the health insurance industry from exploiting patients. (Applause.)

blah blah blah..yakkity yak

Now, I have heard rumors that a few of you still have concerns about our new health care law.
Concerns Mr. President? Concerns doesn't even begin to cover it. We the people told YOU and told CONGRESS, we DID NOT WANT IT! YOU did not listen and rammed it down our throats anyway.
(Laughter.) So let me be the first to say that anything can be improved. If you have ideas about how to improve this law by making care better or more affordable, I am eager to work with you. We can start right now by correcting a flaw in the legislation that has placed an unnecessary bookkeeping burden on small businesses. (Applause.)
This health care law can't be improved..only killed. And the bookkeeping burden you're talking about was something that made even the IRS shit a brick.

What I’m not willing to do -- what I’m not willing to do is go back to the days when insurance companies could deny someone coverage because of a preexisting condition. (Applause.)
*facepalm*...companies exist to provide product for a price and make a profit..NOT to give everything to everyone. That's why they are called BUSINESSES.

I’m not willing to tell James Howard, a brain cancer patient from Texas, that his treatment might not be covered. I’m not willing to tell Jim Houser, a small business man from Oregon, that he has to go back to paying $5,000 more to cover his employees. As we speak, this law is making prescription drugs cheaper for seniors and giving uninsured students a chance to stay on their patients’ -- parents’ coverage. (Applause.)

So I say to this chamber tonight, instead of re-fighting the battles of the last two years, let’s fix what needs fixing and let’s move forward. (Applause.)

Look I feel bad for the guy and you and your ilk are good at pulling out stories like this to try and make us feel guilty about other peoples bad situation. My sympathies to Mr Howard..but, fuck off and stay out of my wallet,Mr President.

We are living with a legacy of deficit spending that began almost a decade ago. And in the wake of the financial crisis, some of that was necessary to keep credit flowing, save jobs, and put money in people’s pockets.
Oh REALLY? And Just whose fault is that Mr President? I can call the cause of the problem with just one word DEMOCRATS! When your attack dog Nancy Pelosi originally took the gavel in 2007 [while George Bush was still in office and I ain't happy with him either] the Debt was 8.6Trillion...give or take a few hundred billion. Since then that number has almost doubled til now it stands as of today at just under $14.1 TRILLION dollars. or 14 trillion, 78billion and change to be exact. Almost 4 trillion of it in the last 2yrs. it was $10.6 trillion the day you were sworn in. That's 3.6 2yrs. So do the math Mr President. The Dem controlled government has spent 5.5 trillion in the last 5yrs. That's more than half the original debt spent in 5yrs. or as I pointed out in another've ran up half again..a debt that it took 110 congresses, and 40 someodd previous presidents..almost TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES TO RUN UP IN THE FIRST PLACE!

So tonight, I am proposing that starting this year, we freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years. (Applause.) Now, this would reduce the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, and will bring discretionary spending to the lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was President.
Yeah great..your going to save $400billion over the next 5years after you've already spent almost $4Trillion. To put it another way... you've spent in the last 2yrs, 10 TIMES what you intend to save over the course of 5yrs? This is bad comedy...notice I'm NOT laughing?

This freeze will require painful cuts. Already, we’ve frozen the salaries of hardworking federal employees for the next two years. I’ve proposed cuts to things I care deeply about, like community action programs. The Secretary of Defense has also agreed to cut tens of billions of dollars in spending that he and his generals believe our military can do without. (Applause.)
Do not get me started on Gates. He's an idiot.

I recognize that some in this chamber have already proposed deeper cuts, and I’m willing to eliminate whatever we can honestly afford to do without. But let’s make sure that we’re not doing it on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens. (Applause.) And let’s make sure that what we’re cutting is really excess weight. Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you’re flying high at first, but it won’t take long before you feel the impact. (Laughter.)

Nope..but when you keep the throttle up to full power and run out of avgas..your going to crash and burn just as quick.

Now, most of the cuts and savings I’ve proposed only address annual domestic spending, which represents a little more than 12 percent of our budget. To make further progress, we have to stop pretending that cutting this kind of spending alone will be enough. It won’t. (Applause.)

Noooo..really? You're just making some excellent points Mr. President. And the excellent points that are coming out of your mouth 'now'..are exactly the same points the republicans and the Tea Party were yelling at you when we were busy TRYING to get you to exercise some fracking self control!

The bipartisan fiscal commission I created last year made this crystal clear. I don’t agree with all their proposals, but they made important progress. And their conclusion is that the only way to tackle our deficit is to cut excessive spending wherever we find it –- in domestic spending, defense spending, health care spending, and spending through tax breaks and loopholes. (Applause.)

Brilliant, we're in the middle of a war and we're going to gut defense? brilliant strategy Although I do agree we need to change the way the money is spent over at defense..the appropriations process for R&D, and farming out contracts for new equipment is a huge farce.

This means further reducing health care costs, including programs like Medicare and Medicaid, which are the single biggest contributor to our long-term deficit. The health insurance law we passed last year will slow these rising costs, which is part of the reason that nonpartisan economists have said that repealing the health care law would add a quarter of a trillion dollars to our deficit. Still, I’m willing to look at other ideas to bring down costs, including one that Republicans suggested last year -- medical malpractice reform to rein in frivolous lawsuits. (Applause.)
Sigh..WRONG. You shoved rancid meat down our throat in the form of the 'Health Care Bill'.

As to 'finally' listening to an idea Republicans had last year. There were several but 2 main big ones. 1. Medical malpractice[tort] reform, and 2. dealing with the fraud and waste already in the system..eliminating it and prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law..those committing the fraud and waste.

To put us on solid ground, we should also find a bipartisan solution to strengthen Social Security for future generations. (Applause.) We must do it without putting at risk current retirees, the most vulnerable, or people with disabilities; without slashing benefits for future generations; and without subjecting Americans’ guaranteed retirement income to the whims of the stock market. (Applause.)
Newsflash..the solution has already been proposed. cut off anyone under 50yrs of age and tell them to take responsibility for their own future..if they're frugal and the government stays the fuck out of the way..they can put away more money in a decade-15years than they did paying into the government ponzi scheme for the last 20-30yrs. Anyone over that age will be kept on the rolls and will get their check..but they're going to work til their retirement. Personally I'd suggest that if possible they find a part time job to supplement their SS income. no more than 20hrs a week. Then a bill to completely phase out and eliminate the SS system and bureaucratic administration in 30-40yrs since it's now going to be obsolete.

And if we truly care about our deficit, we simply can’t afford a permanent extension of the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. (Applause.) Before we take money away from our schools or scholarships away from our students, we should ask millionaires to give up their tax break. It’s not a matter of punishing their success. It’s about promoting America’s success. (Applause.)
Sigh...yeah the same wealthiest 2% that pay something like 40% of the taxes? the Same wealthiest 5%[which includes the top 2percenters] that pay around60% of the taxes? Shut the hell up...just because you socialist assbags feel guilty for being successful doesn't mean everyone else does. BTW those top earners own a good number of the businesses. Now, WHAT do you suppose is going to happen when you raise their taxes? If you guessed that they'll just pass the cost along to the'd be right on the who gets the shaft? The Wealthy or the blue collar working stiff? I'll take the blue collar working stiff for $1000 Barry.

Here's something to wrap your head around:
Consider the IRS data for 2006, the most recent year that such tax data are available and a good year for the economy and "the wealthiest 2%." Roughly 3.8 million filers had adjusted gross incomes above $200,000 in 2006. (That's about 7% of all returns; the data aren't broken down at the $250,000 point.) These people paid about $522 billion in income taxes, or roughly 62% of all federal individual income receipts. The richest 1% -- about 1.65 million filers making above $388,806 -- paid some $408 billion, or 39.9% of all income taxes

Yeah so tell me again that the Wealthiest aren't paying their fair share again? Barry you and your cronies truly are mental defectives if you think we the taxpayers..[you know..the ones who pay for your exorbitant and wholly unearned salaries?] are that stupid and can't do simple math.
(dropping off now...will post the rest and sum up tomorrow.)


  1. Once again, I agree with you far, far more than I disagree with you. There just was too much in that speech that IMO was pure bloviating, nothing more. The few crumbs thrown to the centrists or to the Tea Partiers or to the Republicans were too little, too late.

    This President does *not* seem to understand that people are suffering. Or if he does, he cannot relate at all to that -- his idea that Green Jobs will cure all ills is baffling. (I agree with the idea that _some_ Green Jobs will _help_ create new industries. There are a few states that wind power can be tapped, a few where solar power can be tapped, and even one or two where geothermal power might eventually be tapped. But most of it has to go off of either nuclear or coal, same as you said -- to pretend wind or solar or geothermal power can take over tomorrow is ludicrous beyond belief.)

    I tend to think that most of us in this country agree far more than we disagree; it's only our idiotic politicians who haven't figured this out, and that's why we have such bad problems that keep on getting worse and worse and worse while no one does anything at all. (Btw, I think it was in one of the Shakespeare plays that the quote, "First, kill all the lawyers" showed up. I want to say "Hamlet" but I'm not sure I'm right. I do know for sure it was Shakespeare.)

  2. Yeah your right about it being shakespeare. I'm pretty sure it wasn't Hamlet though. Hamlet is my favorite.

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