Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The State of DISUnion 2012 (Part 1)

Okay boys and girls...and awaaayyyy we go! I'll have my remarks interspersed in I normally try and do....oh and since my blog gets a little wonky with fonts for some reason on occasion I may take to pasting the presidents speech in Italics. Okay?

Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the colors under which more than a million of our fellow citizens fought -- and several thousand gave their lives.

Well lets see..considering most everything Obama has done is an INSULT to that flag and our constitution..I find it insulting that he has the gall to salute the colors he spits on.

We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected around the world. (Applause.) For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq. (Applause.) For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country. (Applause.) Most of al Qaeda’s top lieutenants have been defeated. The Taliban’s momentum has been broken, and some troops in Afghanistan have begun to come home.

Respected? Really? Most of the world holds us in contempt due to Obama's "I hate my country and want to change it so leave me and the country the hell alone while I destroy it" World Apology Tour. The bulk of the inroads against Al Queda was made under Bush while after a while the same Democrats who stood hand to hand with Republicans that the threat must be defeated, turned around and said "why are we doing this? We shouldn't be doing this" within 24mos of operations being launched.

These achievements are a testament to the courage, selflessness and teamwork of America’s Armed Forces. At a time when too many of our institutions have let us down, they exceed all expectations. They’re not consumed with personal ambition. They don’t obsess over their differences. They focus on the mission at hand. They work together.

In order..Yes they are a testament to our Armed Forces, a group of selfless men and women which I have always revered and held in the highest respect. Institutions? Try the entirety of the United States Government Bureaucracy!

Imagine what we could accomplish if we followed their example. (Applause.) Think about the America within our reach: A country that leads the world in educating its people. An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs. A future where we’re in control of our own energy, and our security and prosperity aren’t so tied to unstable parts of the world. An economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.

All of which happened on a regular basis and frequently til the government decided it knew best about a great many things, got greedy and power hungry and decided to get involved in things it knows fuck all about. If our government was a private business it would have gone into bankruptcy, been bought up and sold in tiny little pieces and would be no more. Why? because while I haven't tracked back past the Obama administration I can tell you this with clarity. Our government in the last 3 years has CONSISTENTLY spent well over a TRILLION dollars more than it has taken in, in taxes and what not. That means our government under Obama has BORROWED well over 3 TRILLION dollars [have to go back and look but It's closer to 4 or better I believe] from China in the last 3yrs.

We can do this. I know we can, because we’ve done it before. At the end of World War II, when another generation of heroes returned home from combat, they built the strongest economy and middle class the world has ever known. (Applause.) My grandfather, a veteran of Patton’s Army, got the chance to go to college on the GI Bill. My grandmother, who worked on a bomber assembly line, was part of a workforce that turned out the best products on Earth.

Yes we can do it..but everytime we DO our government pisses away all our gains. Through the greed of our supposed representatives. Creating more regulations to make it harder to get a business off the ground and when you DO, you're now penalized and taxed out the ass for being successful.

The two of them shared the optimism of a nation that had triumphed over a depression and fascism. They understood they were part of something larger; that they were contributing to a story of success that every American had a chance to share -- the basic American promise that if you worked hard, you could do well enough to raise a family, own a home, send your kids to college, and put a little away for retirement.

The defining issue of our time is how to keep that promise alive. No challenge is more urgent. No debate is more important. We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well while a growing number of Americans barely get by, or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. (Applause.) What’s at stake aren’t Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. And we have to reclaim them.

No the defining issue of our time is the growing socializing/communizing of our country. The take over of our government by marxist principles. The Marginalizing of all the principles and concepts that have made this country great. Principles like Honor, Self Reliance, Freedom, Integrity and Respect. On and on. Notice how in this section he's talking about haves and have nots..class warefare. Blaming the wealthy for the woes of the world instead of where it squarely lies...power hungry governments and despots. Giving everyone a fair shot? Everyone paying their fare share. Most millionaires, pay more in one YEAR than any of the rest of the "working class" pay in their entire LIVES. Just much as I detest Mitt Romney's politics he's a wealthy man. He made $20 million last year..he paid $3 million in taxes on it. One of my favorite authors is self employed. He writes AND he has a day job. He had a troll come on his website and try and lay into him and spouting that tired old communist/socialist rhetoric about the "wealthy paying more" and "paying their fair share". His response to the troll? Well the gist of it was this [my words not his] 'hey asshole, I paid enough in the last QUARTER to buy a brand new Hyundai! Don't tell ME I'm not paying my "fair share"! A number of the self employed people have to file every 3 months[every financial quarter] on their earnings. Didn't know that one did ya?

Let’s remember how we got here. Long before the recession, jobs and manufacturing began leaving our shores. Technology made businesses more efficient, but also made some jobs obsolete. Folks at the top saw their incomes rise like never before, but most hardworking Americans struggled with costs that were growing, paychecks that weren’t, and personal debt that kept piling up.

Now why were companies leaving our shores and shipping jobs overseas? Regulations and UNIONS. But you won't hear those words roll off the forked tongue of our Chief Rat. He's bought and paid for by the unions..he's out of the make that INFAMOUS Chicago Machine political structure. Where greed and graft are the law. I'll get more into growing costs later..but by and large it all goes to my first sentence in this particular paragraph.

In 2008, the house of cards collapsed. We learned that mortgages had been sold to people who couldn’t afford or understand them. Banks had made huge bets and bonuses with other people’s money. Regulators had looked the other way, or didn’t have the authority to stop the bad behavior.

Why did the house of cards collapse and why had those mortgages been sold? Why by the order of the GOVERNMENT..the bankers were told to make dangerous loans to try and make money and grow the economy and therefore the government coffers. Forced to make loans to people who couldn't buy the ash droppings off a cigarette let alone a brand new car or home. I know first hand about the former. I worked car sales and you would not believe the number of people who made maybe 12-18,000/year who had ALL their credit cards in collection, and *with no money down*, who expected the banks we dealt with to grant them a loan, so they could buy a $35-40,000 car or truck. Then had the nerve to get pissed at ME when I told them. "Uhmm sorry no, can't do it. Our Financial people MIGHT be able to get the banks to swing the loan for 'this'[this usually being a small a Cavalier or the Chevy Geo...god how I hated that fucking thing] car here. I'm not being mean mr/mrs customer..just giving you the unvarnished truth because I respect you and myself to think you deserve it and I expect it of the people I deal with" Dear Lord the cussings I used to get hung on me.

It was wrong. It was irresponsible. And it plunged our economy into a crisis that put millions out of work, saddled us with more debt, and left innocent, hardworking Americans holding the bag. In the six months before I took office, we lost nearly 4 million jobs. And we lost another 4 million before our policies were in full effect.

Why yes it was wrong and irresponsible but those two concepts are words to live by for our government. By hook or by crook..they don't give a flying fuck who they have to screw to get their wealth and power. Obama is a prime example of that.

Those are the facts. But so are these: In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than 3 million jobs. (Applause.)

Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005. American manufacturers are hiring again, creating jobs for the first time since the late 1990s. Together, we’ve agreed to cut the deficit by more than $2 trillion. And we’ve put in place new rules to hold Wall Street accountable, so a crisis like this never happens again. (Applause.)

Facts laced with a lot of inuendo and bullshit about jobs being created but what do you expect from a politician like Barack? The reason the unemployment numbers have dropped is because So many people have gone of unemployment because they ran the full period your allowed to collect it, without finding a job. So they dropped off the rolls. A good many people never went on it and the first place and have just given up and dropped off the official "radar" The true unemployment numbers percentage wise is closer to somewhere between 17-20% but you won't hear that on the big three networks or any of the other Massively Stupid Media. In other words the Main Stream Media. Why won't you hear it from them? Well because they are the bought and paid for propaganda arm of Big Government in general and The Democratic Party in particular

The state of our Union is getting stronger. And we’ve come too far to turn back now. As long as I’m President, I will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum. But I intend to fight obstruction with action, and I will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place. (Applause.)

No the state of the union is getting weaker thanks to your policies Barry you socialist fuckwad. What's growing is our ability to see through the bullshit and our growing opposition to your blatant power grabbing.

No, we will not go back to an economy weakened by outsourcing, bad debt, and phony financial profits. Tonight, I want to speak about how we move forward, and lay out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last -– an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.

No what he wants is total government control of every facet of your life. He's going to sugar coat it in fancy words, but that's what it actually is.

Now, this blueprint begins with American manufacturing.

On the day I took office, our auto industry was on the verge of collapse. Some even said we should let it die. With a million jobs at stake, I refused to let that happen. In exchange for help, we demanded responsibility. We got workers and automakers to settle their differences. We got the industry to retool and restructure. Today, General Motors is back on top as the world’s number-one automaker. (Applause.) Chrysler has grown faster in the U.S. than any major car company. Ford is investing billions in U.S. plants and factories. And together, the entire industry added nearly 160,000 jobs.

Yes they were on the verge of collapse because they were stupid. Then they took billions of dollars from the government, in other words We The People's money, and now the GOVERNMENT owns outright 1/3 of General Motors. Or as some have rechristened it..GOVERNMENT MOTORS. I for one will NEVER buy a brand new GM vehicle again. An old one maybe..a new one? Never. Yep FORD is investing...investing the money of it's stock holders and it's own money. NONE of which was taken from the Government. See..Ford refused to take a dime because they knew what that meant. I still don't think I'd buy a brand new Ford product because modern vehicles have too many computer controls to go wrong in them now..but if I'd be a Ford.

We bet on American workers. We bet on American ingenuity. And tonight, the American auto industry is back. (Applause.) Barry you were paying back the Unions who got you into office. Let's call a spade a spade shall we?

What’s happening in Detroit can happen in other industries. It can happen in Cleveland and Pittsburgh and Raleigh. We can’t bring every job back that’s left our shore. But right now, it’s getting more expensive to do business in places like China. Meanwhile, America is more productive. A few weeks ago, the CEO of Master Lock told me that it now makes business sense for him to bring jobs back home. (Applause.) Today, for the first time in 15 years, Master Lock’s unionized plant in Milwaukee is running at full capacity. (Applause.)

Master Lock..a unionized shop. I wonder how much money if any Masterlock got from government subsidies?

So we have a huge opportunity, at this moment, to bring manufacturing back. But we have to seize it. Tonight, my message to business leaders is simple: Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to your country, and your country will do everything we can to help you succeed. (Applause.)

We should start with our tax code. Right now, companies get tax breaks for moving jobs and profits overseas. Meanwhile, companies that choose to stay in America get hit with one of the highest tax rates in the world. It makes no sense, and everyone knows it. So let’s change it.

Yes because it cost them less up front, and less in employee wages and less in corporate taxes to do business over seas , than it does to operate in America. Why? Government interference. We have tons more of it now here on our own shores making it more expensive to operate. Businesses exist to make money. Money for their owners who put their own sweat blood and tears into the business. Money for the investors who gave money to the business to get going and expect a return for that investment. Oh and if a company has to pay too much in corporate taxes, has obscenely high worker wages dictated to them by Unions, and has the government watching over their shoulder every second waiting for them to trip up and fall afoul of some obscure 'regulation' the government comes up with willy nilly....then guess what? They can't afford to pay their workers. Can't afford to pay their investors. Can't afford the overhead to keep their doors open locally, soo...they go overseas where the environment is more.....hospitable. Business friendly. DUHHHHH.

First, if you’re a business that wants to outsource jobs, you shouldn’t get a tax deduction for doing it. (Applause.) That money should be used to cover moving expenses for companies like Master Lock that decide to bring jobs home. (Applause.)

This isn't an incentive it's a THREAT.

Second, no American company should be able to avoid paying its fair share of taxes by moving jobs and profits overseas. (Applause.) From now on, every multinational company should have to pay a basic minimum tax. And every penny should go towards lowering taxes for companies that choose to stay here and hire here in America. (Applause.)

See even if you don't operate, or just operate a satellite office on US soil you should be forced to pay taxes to the US government. Even if the bulk of your manufacturing and office force is overseas. This is about domination and control. Again this is a THREAT, not an incentive.

Third, if you’re an American manufacturer, you should get a bigger tax cut. If you’re a high-tech manufacturer, we should double the tax deduction you get for making your products here. And if you want to relocate in a community that was hit hard when a factory left town, you should get help financing a new plant, equipment, or training for new workers. (Applause.)

Oh wow..NOW he wants to say what Conservatives have been SCREAMING since the Democrats took control of the government in 07? Can we say Campaign Speech? Then again not surprising, the motherfucker hasn't LEFT the campaign trail since he started the campaign trail in 07.

So my message is simple. It is time to stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, and start rewarding companies that create jobs right here in America. Send me these tax reforms, and I will sign them right away. (Applause.)

My message to you is simple. It's not just to you, it's to the entire United States Government. Sit the fuck down. Shut the fuck up. STay the fuck out of our way and let us work and make a living wage without all your regulations and interference. THIS is the only way we can return to prosperity. Oh and NOW you want Tax Reforms? Not buying. *cough* campaign speech! *cough*

We’re also making it easier for American businesses to sell products all over the world. Two years ago, I set a goal of doubling U.S. exports over five years. With the bipartisan trade agreements we signed into law, we’re on track to meet that goal ahead of schedule. (Applause.) And soon, there will be millions of new customers for American goods in Panama, Colombia, and South Korea. Soon, there will be new cars on the streets of Seoul imported from Detroit, and Toledo, and Chicago. (Applause.)

Wanna make a bet?

I will go anywhere in the world to open new markets for American products. And I will not stand by when our competitors don’t play by the rules. We’ve brought trade cases against China at nearly twice the rate as the last administration –- and it’s made a difference. (Applause.) Over a thousand Americans are working today because we stopped a surge in Chinese tires. But we need to do more. It’s not right when another country lets our movies, music, and software be pirated. It’s not fair when foreign manufacturers have a leg up on ours only because they’re heavily subsidized.

You've ALREADY gone all over the world and prostrated and spread eagled this great country to be screwed by everyone else. I just loooovvved that 'apology' tour you took,after you entered your office. Subsidized? Well gee..who drove all those jobs overseas in the first place junior? 2 points if you said the United States Fucking Government.

Tonight, I’m announcing the creation of a Trade Enforcement Unit that will be charged with investigating unfair trading practices in countries like China. (Applause.) There will be more inspections to prevent counterfeit or unsafe goods from crossing our borders. And this Congress should make sure that no foreign company has an advantage over American manufacturing when it comes to accessing financing or new markets like Russia. Our workers are the most productive on Earth, and if the playing field is level, I promise you -– America will always win. (Applause.)

Oh great he's creating yet ANOTHER faceless government agency? One answerable to no one. Does anyone besides me find this unsurprising? NOTHING is ever solved by committee.

I also hear from many business leaders who want to hire in the United States but can’t find workers with the right skills. Growing industries in science and technology have twice as many openings as we have workers who can do the job. Think about that –- openings at a time when millions of Americans are looking for work. It’s inexcusable. And we know how to fix it.

Yes we can fix's called vocational training and your job centers already do it. Hell there's also "vocational schools" where you can get the training you need and a lot times actually be placed with a company upon graduation. There's no guarantee of course. Nothing in this life is absolutely certain but death and taxes. Oh and government greed and stupidity.

Okay boys and girls...that's it for Part One of the state of disunion. I'll post more tomorrow. Oh just an FYI ...I found Metallica's "And Justice for All" and "Kill 'Em All" albums a highly appropriate soundtrack to do this to. I'm ending this on the song Anesthesia.

Anyway I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity. TANSTAAFL.

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