2014 State of the Union Address

stotuI’m sitting here watching President Obama give the State of the Union Address.  That’s when the president talks a lot about what he is going to do but never does.  He can’t do anything because Congress is too evenly split.  There used to be a large group of members who weren’t too far left or right.  They could vote either way on an issue.  An evenly split, far left and far right membership guarantees deadlock.

It’s also amazing that they allow the whole government sit there in the same room.  Talk about an opportunity for a terrorist attack.  Can you believe they haven’t nuked the capital during an address?  I think the terrorists are incompetent.   They should not allow such a gathering.  Our whole leadership could be gone in a second.

He talks about creating jobs.  I’m so tired of this subject.  You can’t just CREATE jobs.  It’s impossible.  The world doesn’t work that way.  It’s just something he thinks the people want to hear.  Clap clap clap clap.

He talks big talk about turning to renewable energy and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.  This I would like to see but I’m not holding my breath.  We were on the way until the US put a tariff on cheap Chinese solar panels.  That stunted our green energy expansion overnight.

He calls for immigration reform.  I doubt that it is what we think it is.  It isn’t “Round them up and ship them out” so what good is it?

He asks congress to restore the expired unemployment payments.  I don’t agree.  I think people need to get jobs and support themselves.  I shouldn’t have to pay for that.  If you can’t find a job then MAKE a job.  The Walgreens down the street has a help wanted banner.

He asks for education reform.  This I agree with but it doesn’t have to cost money.  Just change the rules.  Teaching to the test is obviously wrong.  Doesn’t anybody care?  Teach them what they need to know and do it well.  That’s what matters.  That is the way it was when I went to school.

Equal pay for equal work for women.  I’m not sure this is really an issue.  Who says they make less than a man?  That stopped happening decades ago.

Raising the minimum wage.  This just perpetuates inflation.  When you give your employees big raises, you have to raise the price of your products.  Then you have to give your employees more raises so they can afford the higher priced products.  Then you have to raise prices….   It goes on and on.  Prices need to be fixed.  That way raises are never needed and everyone can live easily.  Even better, reset the economy so bread is once again 5 cents and gas is 25 cents a gallon.  Set the wages appropriately and keep it there.   Workers also need to learn to live within their budget.  Poor people can’t all drive a Lexus no matter how much they want one.  Ooops.  Should have paid attention in school and gotten a good education.  I did.

Houses for everyone.  Buzzzzzzz.  Houses are for people who have good jobs.  Cheap apartments and trailers are for those who don’t.

The affordable care act.  This is just treating the symptoms.  The real problem is the overpriced costs of drugs and medical care.  You know this is true.  Stop ignoring the elephant in the room.  Regulate drug prices and medical care and stop insurance fraud.  If we don’t address the actual problems then prices will just continue to skyrocket.  This won’t help anything.

Standing up for everyone’s right to vote.  Didn’t we fix that back in the 50’s?  What we need is online voting so everyone can vote on every issue every time.  This representative thing is broken.  The people need to have the power.  Not the lobbyists.

Supporting Afghanistan.   Who cares.  Screw them if they can’t handle their own business.  Bring our people home and let Allah sort them out.

Supporting our military. No doubt!  We once had a powerful military.  Now? Not so much.  Just a bunch of regular people in crappy uniforms.  I saw them at Chipotle today.  We need a kick ass military with more futuristic weapons and armor like in the video games.  Cool!

Eliminate chemical and nuclear weapons.  Yeah.  Good luck with that.

Supporting Israel.  Yeah.  I don’t care about that either.  Isn’t God supposed to be on their side?  The chosen people? Why do they need our help?

Good health care for veterans.  I would think that would be a no-brainer.  Why is this a problem?  If it is a money issue then regulate drug and health care prices.

 

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