Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The State of the DisUnion 2014. Part One

Okay boys and girl, lads and lasses, germs and virii.  Here in begins a tale and a fisking. As usual my snarky and occasionally viscious commentary will be interspersed with the naked emperors words. I'm word will be in italics today. Or maybe...boldly underlined just to be atrocious.  Okay maybe I'll skip the underlining that's just ugly.

Anyway...let the fisking commence!

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:

Your fellow Americans?  I don't think you give one whit about "my fellow Americans" to be quite blunt about it.  Outside of how you can use Americans against each other for your own gains.  As for the rest?  Speaker Boehner is a whining incompetent.  Your VP, Joe Biden is just flat out incompetent. Okay lets be honest, he's a drooling idiot. Seriously Barrack? Why have you not found a nice padded room to put him in?  As for the rest of Congress? The less said about how I feel about 95% of those asswipes the better.

Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades.

You mean a teacher is actually *GASP!* doing his or her job? Shocking! Simply Shocking!   That graduation rate of course doesn't include the million plus students who DON'T graduate every year, and also fails to take into account those who will have to take remedial courses in college because they were just passed on to the next grade.

An entrepreneur flipped on the lights in her tech startup, and did her part to add to the more than eight million new jobs our businesses have created over the past four years.

*clap clap*  She's living the american dream. congratulations.

An autoworker fine-tuned some of the best, most fuel-efficient cars in the world, and did his part to help America wean itself off foreign oil.

Seriously? WHAT weaning?  If you mean the Arabs? Hell man...that's a joke. We already don't get most of our oil from the Middle East. More than half of it for the last couple years has been home grown.

A farmer prepared for the spring after the strongest five-year stretch of farm exports in our history.  A rural doctor gave a young child the first prescription to treat asthma that his mother could afford.  A man took the bus home from the graveyard shift, bone-tired but dreaming big dreams for his son.  And in tight-knit communities across America, fathers and mothers will tuck in their kids, put an arm around their spouse, remember fallen comrades, and give thanks for being home from a war that, after twelve long years, is finally coming to an end.
Tonight, this chamber speaks with one voice to the people we represent: it is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong.

Blah blah blah blah.  Seriously? Stop trying to connect with the people. The only time you see the people is when you look down to see what it is you're stepping on.   But you are right about one thing. It is WE The People who make this nation...not you.

Here are the results of your efforts:  The lowest unemployment rate in over five years.

Yeah yeah and this doesn't include the huge number of long term unemployed that have dropped out and OFF the unemployment "insurance" rolls that are still unemployed....I could keep going but he gets into the following few sentences in more detail later so I'll get into it then..

A rebounding housing market. A manufacturing sector that’s adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s.  More oil produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world – the first time that’s happened in nearly twenty years.  Our deficits – cut by more than half.  And for the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s number one place to invest; America is.
That’s why I believe this can be a breakthrough year for America.  After five years of grit and determined effort, the United States is better-positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on Earth.

Nope I believe we're on the verge of an economic collapse personally .  Your deficits cut in half?  LOLagain failing to take several things into account.

The question for everyone in this chamber, running through every decision we make this year, is whether we are going to help or hinder this progress.  For several years now, this town has been consumed by a rancorous argument over the proper size of the federal government.  It’s an important debate – one that dates back to our very founding.  But when that debate prevents us from carrying out even the most basic functions of our democracy – when our differences shut down government or threaten the full faith and credit of the United States – then we are not doing right by the American people.

And how many bills proposed by your opposites, never saw the light of day Mr. President?  How many BUDGETS, you know the main part of congresses job, to pass budgets; DIED on Harry Reid's desk because they really would have cut spending drastically?

As President, I’m committed to making Washington work better, and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here.  I believe most of you are, too.  Last month, thanks to the work of Democrats and Republicans, this Congress finally produced a budget that undoes some of last year’s severe cuts to priorities like education.  Nobody got everything they wanted, and we can still do more to invest in this country’s future while bringing down our deficit in a balanced way.  But the budget compromise should leave us freer to focus on creating new jobs, not creating new crises.

Hmmm wonder how many people have read the bill. I haven't because it's another one of those damnable "Omnibus" bills.  Frankly I find the republicans treasonous in this matter.  Oh and since it's 12 different bills. Those bills and their agreements STILL have to be hammered out by the various appropriations committees so the "budget" ain't a done deal yet there oh Naked Emperor wanna be.

In the coming months, let’s see where else we can make progress together.  Let’s make this a year of action.  That’s what most Americans want – for all of us in this chamber to focus on their lives, their hopes, their aspirations.  And what I believe unites the people of this nation, regardless of race or region or party, young or old, rich or poor, is the simple, profound belief in opportunity for all – the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead.

We want you to focus on our lives? Where the hell did you ever get THAT idea?  We want a good portion of the federal government defunded and eradicated and/or the spending in others cut WAAAAAAYYYY back.  And we want you to rescind laws and regulations that make it harder to make money and KEEP it.  I'd personally like to see the "estate tax" struck down. Your taxing the dead twice. Once while they're alive and again when they are dead and penalizing their heirs. All in the name of "fairness"

Let’s face it: that belief has suffered some serious blows.  Over more than three decades, even before the Great Recession hit, massive shifts in technology and global competition had eliminated a lot of good, middle-class jobs, and weakened the economic foundations that families depend on.
Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better.  But average wages have barely budged.  Inequality has deepened.  Upward mobility has stalled.  The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by – let alone get ahead.  And too many still aren’t working at all.

Yes Yes...lets play the class warfare game of penis envy. Those who have more are EBIL while those who don't are the 'taken advantage of' down trodden.   Dude you're so predictable it's really pathetic.  What's next? The "RACE" card?  Oh and whose fault is it that we're in this mess?

Our job is to reverse these trends.  It won’t happen right away, and we won’t agree on everything.  But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class, and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class.  Some require Congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you.  But America does not stand still – and neither will I.  So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.

No old boy. Your job isn't to "reverse these trends" Again it's to get the government OUT of the way and let US, WE the PEOPLE fix and reverse the trend.

As usual, our First Lady sets a good example.  Michelle’s Let’s Move partnership with schools, businesses, and local leaders has helped bring down childhood obesity rates for the first time in thirty years – an achievement that will improve lives and reduce health care costs for decades to come. 

Riiiiight.  And of course the business who have been promoting healthy living on their own had nothing to do with it right?  Because "You didn't build that".  Uh huh. I really like the new campaign with Subway.   Seriously are you trying to kill their business? Hell what did you promise corporate to get their cooperation?

The Joining Forces alliance that Michelle and Jill Biden launched has already encouraged employers to hire or train nearly 400,000 veterans and military spouses.  Taking a page from that playbook, the White House just organized a College Opportunity Summit where already, 150 universities, businesses, and nonprofits have made concrete commitments to reduce inequality in access to higher education – and help every hardworking kid go to college and succeed when they get to campus.  Across the country, we’re partnering with mayors, governors, and state legislatures on issues from homelessness to marriage equality.

Sigh...there IS no inequality. Those who WANT it, who are willing to work for it, will always be able to go to college. Here's the thing though. Not everyone is cut out for or NEEDS to go to college. Hell! A large majority of those in college should arguably be in a trade/cocational  school learning a trade. 

The point is, there are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments, and are moving this country forward.  They believe, and I believe, that here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth, but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams.  That’s what drew our forebears here.

In part...the other part was a driving need  to get away from a tyrannical overbearing asshole of a  king, in England. To get way from the diktats of that King and his petty pissant little ministers of such and such.

It’s how the daughter of a factory worker is CEO of America’s largest automaker; how the son of a barkeeper is Speaker of the House; how the son of a single mom can be President of the greatest nation on Earth.
Opportunity is who we are.  And the defining project of our generation is to restore that promise.

Your job isn't to RESTORE the promise Mr Community Organizer.  It's to shut up, sit down, and stay the hell out of our way.  How many times am I gonna say this?  Probably about as many times as you say "iit's my/our job to"....

We know where to start: the best measure of opportunity is access to a good job.  With the economy picking up speed, companies say they intend to hire more people this year.  And over half of big manufacturers say they’re thinking of insourcing jobs from abroad.
So let’s make that decision easier for more companies.  Both Democrats and Republicans have argued that our tax code is riddled with wasteful, complicated loopholes that punish businesses investing here, and reward companies that keep profits abroad.  Let’s flip that equation.  Let’s work together to close those loopholes, end those incentives to ship jobs overseas, and lower tax rates for businesses that create jobs here at home.

And ...HOW MANY TIMES HAVE THE REPUBLITWITS TRIED TO GET YOU TO DO JUST THAT?!   It ain't just the Tax Laws either.  I'm going to say this til people are sick of hearing it.  Hmm...come to think on it...people are probably already sick of hearing it.
It's more about needless regulations passed by an alphabet soup of agencies who only pass these regulations to be petty, to revel in their own power, and to justify their continued existence within the current power structure; t
han it is about Tax Code.   though admittedly the Tax Code  is a problem as well, and not just as the tax code involves businesses. Hell the whole Tax System and the IRS needs to be tossed in a rubbish bin and replaced. With something short, simple and sane.

That is all for this entry germs and virii.  Stay tuned for more, when I get round to posting part Duuuuhhhhh of this set..maybe later tonight, certainly sometime tomorrow.  Til then?

Remember, TANSTAAFL and.....

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

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