Skip to comments.ALEC State of the Union Response
Posted on 02/03/2014 1:56:13 PM PST by ThethoughtsofGreg
In an all too familiar theme, President Obama continues to vacillate when it comes to explaining his energy and environmental philosophy. On the one hand, the President spoke about his idea of an all-of-the-above energy strategy, one that he hopes will someday lead to energy independence. On the other, he spoke about the importance of addressing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
It will be interesting to see how he attempts to reconcile these two statements in the last three years of his presidency.
President Obamas State of the Union address contained a few positives but also many areas of concerns from a tax and fiscal policy perspective. For one, the President touted a falling national unemployment number without noting that the results across the states are decidedly mixed. In actuality, much of the story of the economic recovery from the Great Recession is a mixed story about state success and state failure driven by state policy, and not monolithic federal policy leading to a smooth and even national recovery.
Despite calling on Democrats and Republicans to work together on a variety of issues, President Obama missed a major opportunity to highlight truly bipartisan reform happening in both Congress and the states. Across the ideological spectrum, policymakers have discovered that, despite a tremendous investment, our criminal justice system is not delivering a commensurate return on public safety. With the safety of our communities and families at stake, policymakers must demand a higher level of accountability from our criminal justice spending.
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He don’t need no stinkin’ attempts to reconcile....
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