Skip to comments.The State of Our Union
Posted on 01/26/2010 3:11:32 PM PST by TruthHound
Guest post from Edwin J. Feulner, President of the Heritage Foundation
The President of the United States tomorrow will inform the Congress on the State of our Union, as he is constitutionally mandated to do. The past 12 months have seen our country head down a dangerous course, and The Heritage Foundation can only hope that the President will use this time of reflection, coming on the heels of a stunning electoral loss, to change direction.
You must recognize, Mr. President, that the State of the Union is not good. You need a new approach and fresh domestic and foreign policies. The caps on spending which reports last night said you were considering are but an exceedingly modest first step, and the devil is in the details. The caps will do virtually nothing to improve the nations fiscal health unless you tackle Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Shifting tactics and stoking populism will be both cynical and condescending to the voters, who will see through this strategy. Mr. President, its the policies you need to change, not the spin.
In 2008, you promised economic recovery and sound financing. You promised to keep our country safe. You also promised bipartisanship.
Instead, our nation is enduring high unemployment and slow growth, due to surging spending and government borrowing. Bailouts and a pork-ridden stimulus bill will not get our country back on track. High unemployment comes primarily from the lack of job creation, rather than job destruction. Our research shows that your Administrations policies have created uncertainties that have hindered risk-taking by entrepreneurs.
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little factoid: Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t give the SotU address in person. Instead he wrote it and had a clerk read it. He felt it was too monarchical.
True. And Jefferson’s successors did the same. Who was it who changed things? No looking.
Which is exactly how he and his gaggle of leftists want it. No crisis should be wasted. More and BIGGER government.