Thursday, January 30, 2014

The State of the Disunion part Duhhhhh..

Now without any further adieux.....

Moreover, we can take the money we save with this transition to tax reform to create jobs rebuilding our roads, upgrading our ports, unclogging our commutes – because in today’s global economy, first-class jobs gravitate to first-class infrastructure. 

Okay I'll give him this one kinda sorta BUT [yes there is a but, so what?] it's not the ENTIRE reason businesses flee one place for another.  Businesses big and small have been fleeing the Peeepols Republik of Kaliphornya in droves.  A great many of them have settled here in Texas. Why? Infrastructure is one yes. Also No state income tax, tax breaks and a just generally business friendly atmosphere.

We’ll need Congress to protect more than three million jobs by finishing transportation and waterways bills this summer.  But I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.

ROFLOL. ain't ALL obummers fault, SOME of the red tape happened under Bush's watch too. That being said...the absolute Explosion of  rules and regulations passed by any number of the alphabet soup of 3 letter agencies, have happened pretty much all under Obummers watch.  If he was REALLY that concerned about it...he'd have told all those agencies to sit the fuck down and shut the hell up, and made cuts to the agencies and their budgets  just to make a point....if he truly gave a rats ass.

We also have the chance, right now, to beat other countries in the race for the next wave of high-tech manufacturing jobs.  My administration has launched two hubs for high-tech manufacturing in Raleigh and Youngstown, where we’ve connected businesses to research universities that can help America lead the world in advanced technologies. 
Tonight, I’m announcing we’ll launch six more this year.  Bipartisan bills in both houses could double the number of these hubs and the jobs they create.  So get those bills to my desk and put more Americans back to work.

I'd be curious to know how much the folks you set to run these "institutes" get paid? From the looks of it they all did fairly well on their own so...

Let’s do more to help the entrepreneurs and small business owners who create most new jobs in America.  Over the past five years, my administration has made more loans to small business owners than any other.  And when ninety-eight percent of our exporters are small businesses, new trade partnerships with Europe and the Asia-Pacific will help them create more jobs.  We need to work together on tools like bipartisan trade promotion authority to protect our workers, protect our environment, and open new markets to new goods stamped “Made in the USA.”  China and Europe aren’t standing on the sidelines.  Neither should we.

We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow.  This is an edge America cannot surrender.  Federally-funded research helped lead to the ideas and inventions behind Google and smartphones.  That’s why Congress should undo the damage done by last year’s cuts to basic research so we can unleash the next great American discovery – whether it’s vaccines that stay ahead of drug-resistant bacteria, or paper-thin material that’s stronger than steel.  And let’s pass a patent reform bill that allows our businesses to stay focused on innovation, not costly, needless litigation.

Actually what we know is the country that doesn't stifle businesses and become more concerned with regulations than making money hand over fist in a free economy is going to own the world because their products will be the STANDARD of the world. We used to have that in so many different markets it's ridiculous. Now?   I'm waiting for mention of climate change. What's he waiting for? Christmas?

Now, one of the biggest factors in bringing more jobs back is our commitment to American energy.  The all-of-the-above energy strategy I announced a few years ago is working, and today, America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades.
One of the reasons why is natural gas – if extracted safely, it’s the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change.  Businesses plan to invest almost $100 billion in new factories that use natural gas. 

Yes lets open entire POWER plants to use nothing but natural gas...we'll get into one of the effects of that in a minute

I’ll cut red tape to help states get those factories built, and this Congress can help by putting people to work building fueling stations that shift more cars and trucks from foreign oil to American natural gas.  My administration will keep working with the industry to sustain production and job growth while strengthening protection of our air, our water, and our communities.  And while we’re at it, I’ll use my authority to protect more of our pristine federal lands for future generations.

Yes lets shift EVERYTHING to natural gas. by all means. Thereby driving up the cost of it for the average consumer.
Ahhh there's the inevitable mention of Climate Change. I was beginning to wonder there for a minute.  Climate Change is a crock of crap in that it's the new 'buzzword' meaning Man made Global Warming.  Only one problem with this. MAN doesn't have that much of an effect on the Climate. The Sun and the planet itself have more of an affect on "climate" than we do.    Now while we might have some effect on our atmosphere that in of itself is still highly debatable.   Climate? The climate is always changing. If it and the atmosphere DIDN'T change...we wouldn't be here today.  Imagine that.

It’s not just oil and natural gas production that’s booming;

Yes because of fracking and shale oil, which the greenies scream is raping and destroying the earth. Of course the greenies say everything we do rapes and destroys the earth. Frankly the silly schmucks  bore me. wouldn't be so bad if the EPA weren't creating legislation right out of their agenda.

we’re becoming a global leader in solar, too.  Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar; every panel pounded into place by a worker whose job can’t be outsourced.  Let’s continue that progress with a smarter tax policy that stops giving $4 billion a year to fossil fuel industries that don’t need it, so that we can invest more in fuels of the future that do.

Yes and how much monies do those fossil fuel companies give to you and the rest of the government?
blah blah blah

Oh and folks? Lets assume solar becomes the dejeur form of energy for the civilian market.  You could sometime in the future see something like what Germany is doing..

Oh and this....

And even as we’ve increased energy production, we’ve partnered with businesses, builders, and local communities to reduce the energy we consume.  When we rescued our automakers,

yes you did such a good job of rescuing those companies they payed back the government, mostly and the government took a multibillion dollar  loss!  But lets not mention that

for example, we worked with them to set higher fuel efficiency standards for our cars.  In the coming months, I’ll build on that success by setting new standards for our trucks, so we can keep driving down oil imports and what we pay at the pump.

Yes but those "high fuel efficiency will never be workhorses. which is what the majority of the nation, especially in what liberals and DC call "flyover country" need. Work horses.  Seriously? If you work any kind of construction, farm, delivery etc...what allows you to do your work and deliver more efficiently?  One of the high fuel efficiency eggshells on wheels?  Or an SUV/Truck/Van/Rig?

Taken together, our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet.  Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth.

Uhhh we never put out that much ANYWAY.  The biggest "villians" in the "carbon pollution" game tend to be countries like china for instance.

  But we have to act with more urgency – because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods.  That’s why I directed my administration to work with states, utilities, and others to set new standards on the amount of carbon pollution our power plants are allowed to dump into the air. 

Sigh the "pollution" and "carbon emissions" aren't the problem. It's a constantly changing climate, changes to which are driven by that big  motherfucking fusion reactor in the sky! You know...the SUN?  You bumbling, controlling, puppet with delusions of adequacy.

The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way.  But the debate is settled.  Climate change is a fact. 

Uhhh. It's settled?  Say who?  Sorry but the debate still rages and scientists who don't manipulate their data to suit their agendas and agendas of their funding offices...say other wise.

And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did.
Finally, if we are serious about economic growth, it is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, and law enforcement – and fix our broken immigration system.  Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have acted.  I know that members of both parties in the House want to do the same.  Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades.  And for good reason: when people come here to fulfill their dreams – to study, invent, and contribute to our culture – they make our country a more attractive place for businesses to locate and create jobs for everyone.  So let’s get immigration reform done this year.

Immigration reform does NOT include "amnesty" by the way. It includes funding for border patrol, growth of that particular arm if you will. And as soon as someone is proven to be over the border without papers etc sent back over. This is harsh?  Seriously does anyone who says actually enforcing our laws is "mean" and hatey mchating mchatery,[damn you Larry Corriea now you got ME using that term and iall its possible  variations. Evil bastage.  Still love you Larry...write faster.]
have any of you silly simps actually looked at how OTHER countries enforce THEIR immigration laws?  Seriously? All we're talking about here is enforcing our own laws in this regard, same as everyone else does. No seriously...I want you silly fucks to actually READ [forex] MEXICO's immigration policies.   By all means lets stream line the process BUT...evading the process by coming over as drug mules etc is illegal and if your ass is caught at it you should go back over the border to Mexico or to your country of origin. I'm sorry if all you disingenuous white liberals, with an overblown sense of "white guilt"[another made of phrase that don't mean a damn thing] feel myself and others are being harsh about this. Suck it up buttercup.

The ideas I’ve outlined so far can speed up growth and create more jobs.  But in this rapidly-changing economy, we have to make sure that every American has the skills to fill those jobs.
The good news is, we know how to do it.  Two years ago, as the auto industry came roaring back, Andra Rush opened up a manufacturing firm in Detroit.  She knew that Ford needed parts for the best-selling truck in America, and she knew how to make them.  She just needed the workforce.  So she dialed up what we call an American Job Center – places where folks can walk in to get the help or training they need to find a new job, or better job.  She was flooded with new workers.  And today, Detroit Manufacturing Systems has more than 700 employees.

Guess what? Texas already has a system. You go in and if you need a new skill to make yourself marketable...then they help you get a class in a skill.  Texas has had these offices for a looonnng time.  Actually I suspect most states do.  The federal government can just stay the hell out of it.
What Andra and her employees experienced is how it should be for every employer – and every job seeker.  So tonight, I’ve asked Vice President Biden to lead an across-the-board reform of America’s training programs to make sure they have one mission: train Americans with the skills employers need, and match them to good jobs that need to be filled right now.  That means more on-the-job training, and more apprenticeships that set a young worker on an upward trajectory for life.  It means connecting companies to community colleges that can help design training to fill their specific needs.  And if Congress wants to help, you can concentrate funding on proven programs that connect more ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs.

Oh dear god..he put Joe Biden in charge of this effort?  Oh my dear fluffy lord.

I’m also convinced we can help Americans return to the workforce faster by reforming unemployment insurance so that it’s more effective in today’s economy.  But first, this Congress needs to restore the unemployment insurance you just let expire for 1.6 million people.
Let me tell you why.
Misty DeMars is a mother of two young boys. She’d been steadily employed since she was a teenager.  She put herself through college.  She’d never collected unemployment benefits.  In May, she and her husband used their life savings to buy their first home.  A week later, budget cuts claimed the job she loved.  Last month, when their unemployment insurance was cut off, she sat down and wrote me a letter – the kind I get every day.  “We are the face of the unemployment crisis,” she wrote.  “I am not dependent on the government…Our country depends on people like us who build careers, contribute to society…care about our neighbors…I am confident that in time I will find a job…I will pay my taxes, and we will raise our children in their own home in the community we love.  Please give us this chance.”
Congress, give these hardworking, responsible Americans that chance.  They need our help, but more important, this country needs them in the game.  That’s why I’ve been asking CEOs to give more long-term unemployed workers a fair shot at that new job and new chance to support their families; this week, many will come to the White House to make that commitment real.  Tonight, I ask every business leader in America to join us and to do the same – because we are stronger when America fields a full team.

Sigh. unemployment insurance was never supposed to last as long as you silly shits have made it. If the federal government and many state governments weren't so busy driving off businesses...then many people wouldn't be unemployed, or in the cases of the really big corps, having their jobs outsourced overseas to countries like India.

Of course, it’s not enough to train today’s workforce.  We also have to prepare tomorrow’s workforce, by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education.
Estiven Rodriguez couldn’t speak a word of English when he moved to New York City at age nine.  But last month, thanks to the support of great teachers and an innovative tutoring program, he led a march of his classmates – through a crowd of cheering parents and neighbors – from their high school to the post office, where they mailed off their college applications.  And this son of a factory worker just found out he’s going to college this fall.

Good for him...but I suspect it was as much his hard work [and I expect a disciplined mother] as the teachers that got him where he is.

Five years ago, we set out to change the odds for all our kids.  We worked with lenders to reform student loans, and today, more young people are earning college degrees than ever before.  Race to the Top, with the help of governors from both parties, has helped states raise expectations and performance.  Teachers and principals in schools from Tennessee to Washington, D.C. are making big strides in preparing students with skills for the new economy – problem solving, critical thinking, science, technology, engineering, and math.  Some of this change is hard.  It requires everything from more challenging curriculums and more demanding parents to better support for teachers and new ways to measure how well our kids think, not how well they can fill in a bubble on a test.  But it’s worth it – and it’s working.

Okay I actually agree with what he says at the end there. For waaay too long our schools have taught TO the test. Teaching by rote memorization of material that's ON the test, instead of, for instance, teaching critical thinking. Teaching kids to be able to think for themselves to geek out answers on their own, instead of as he says "how well they can fill in a bubble on test".  This is something I can wholeheartedly agree with.  But! Yes there's another but in there.  I don't believe the federal government should have ANY involvement in education.  Leave the states to handle that. That's THEIR Job.   By the same token the states, cities and counties are failing in their jobs in this miserably. Multimillion dollar monuments to educational failure are constantly being built to "teach" the kids in.

The problem is we’re still not reaching enough kids, and we’re not reaching them in time.  That has to change.

Oh my dear fluffy lord.

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