Skip to comments.SOTU Slams “Stagnant Economy”
Posted on 01/31/2014 7:27:06 PM PST by John Semmens
President Obama vowed to rescue the country from the enemies of prosperity in his speech on the State-of-the-Union Tuesday.
Too many people are without jobs because businesses place profit ahead of employment, the president complained. This is the outcome of the perverse incentives of our market economy. If Congress will not act to offset these incentives I will take Executive action to rectify this injustice.
Too many people are without an income because they have no jobs, Obama asserted. This is the outcome of a mentality that insists that being self-supporting is somehow a requirement for survival. If Congress will not act to eliminate this requirement I will take Executive action to see that it happens.
Too many peoples welfare benefits are threatened because the government lacks the resources to ensure a steady and reliable flow of resources to sustain them, Obama warned. This is the outcome of an obsession with fiscal solvency. If Congress will not raise the taxes needed to fully fund these programs I will take Executive action to secure whatever revenues are necessary.
Representative Steve Stockman (R-Texas) took issue with both the Presidents assertions and his proposed remedy of Executive action. The job situation is bleak because the Presidents policies have increased the cost of employing people, Stockman contended. The culture of dependency he has cultivated and vows to expand and entrench contradicts the principles of freedom upon which this country was founded. His intention to bypass Congress in order to impose his will is beyond his Constitutional authority and invites impeachment.
In related news, North Carolina has enjoyed an economic boom since ending extended unemployment benefits last July. This occurred in the face of Democratic forecasts that cutting off these payments for not working would devastate the states economy. NC State Representative Jason Saine (R-Raleigh) who had himself been a recipient of extended unemployment benefits observed that years of extended benefits didnt seem to be having a positive effect on jobs. We decided, instead, to try cutting business taxes to stimulate the economy. Im happy to say that this seems to be working.
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Too many people are without an income because they don’t have jobs... to a dem there is no sarcasm in that statement. Thanks John.
Can we just impeach the sonofabitch and get it over with?
Anybody other than Rep. Stockman talking about Impeachment?
Anybody running for Congress talking about it?
OMG! (Ophonybama Must Go!)
One would not be surprised if this goes from Semmens' semi-satire to Pelosi's speech writers.
Yet another fine column, John.
So is he going to resign?
I know this is satire and I did not watch the liar during his LTTU [lies to the union] since I had to work. Well, there was one facility that has TV access, but I made sure they were tuned to channels that did not run the liar.
One of these days and it’s getting close, the dims will run out of other peoples’ money. I know they have been printing at rates never seen before, but I predict a depression before the end of his second term. That will be when the SHTF.
“Too many people are without jobs because businesses place profit ahead of employment.”
What nonsense. Any business that places anything ahead of profit is a business that is doomed to failure. That does not mean that a business is heartless or inhumane. But any business that isn’t in business to make a profit is not a business. And that will result in no jobs.
What an economic illiterate!
There is NO reason for a business to exist expect for profits.
My God, that this imbecile is in charge of our economy can only be retribution for our arrogance.
I’m sorry, its satire (but a little toodamn close to the truth).
what is he threatening here? Is he gonna take it straight out of our bank accounts?
return ping John.
Thanks John for the ping.
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