Skip to comments.State of the Union Address: President Promotes More Government to 'Win the Future'
Posted on 01/26/2011 5:51:32 AM PST by tcg
After claiming that the Nation was "poised for progress", the stock market was "roaring back" and the "back of the recession had been broken" he called the Nation to "win the future" through innovation, education and the rebuilding of our infrastructure. In the first half of the speech he also outlined a governing approach to accomplishing these policy goals which positioned federal funding and federal assistance as making it possible for us to "reinvent ourselves."
The President told both chambers of Congress that we could be in our "Sputnik moment" explaining, "Our free enterprise system is what drives innovation. But because it's not always profitable for companies to invest in basic research, throughout history our government has provided cutting-edge scientists and inventors with the support that they need. That's what planted the seeds for the Internet. That's what helped make possible things like computer chips and GPS.
"Just think of all the good jobs - from manufacturing to retail - that have come from those breakthroughs..."
...The Republican response was given by Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee Chairman. While showing respect to the President, he laid out a very different governing vision stating, "We believe government's role is both vital and limited - to defend the nation from attack and provide for the common defense . to secure our borders. to protect innocent life. to uphold our laws and Constitutional rights . to ensure domestic tranquility and equal opportunity . and to help provide a safety net for those who cannot provide for themselves.
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The Republican response from Paul Ryan laid out a very different governing vision...
The hell it isn't.
But its not usually profitable for them to compete with the Government, which doesn't have to show a profit.
He also mentioned that he wanted us not to be dependent on oil. He left out the word “foreign”.
He said that he wanted 1 million electric cars on the road by 2014. He didn’t say what would happen when that load was thrown on an already deteriorating electric production system. Does he think that a solar cell and wind mill will produce that kind of electricity? Right now, during the summer in most areas of the South, people come home after work and turn up the AC. There are regional power losses and brown outs. Can you imagine what will happen with a million electric cars getting plugged in at the same time?
As I listened to this fool speak, I thought to myself, he didn’t hear a word we said last November. I was not at all inspired towards bipartisan cooperation, quite the opposite in fact. He was so wrong that I wouldn’t even know where to start describing what was wrong with it all. It was all wrong. His call for an amnesty bill was probably the worst of it. Someone get this idiot off the stage.
This speech was terrible. Applause tepid. Public doesn’t believe him thank God.
Pelosi appeared on Greta and looked and sounded like an absolute fool.
I’m sure that the MSM will be reporting his 95% approval rating by tonight.
If 0bama wins the future, who loses?... Don’t answer that.
His biggest cheerleaders in the Congress weren't even impressed.
Obama is also planning a seperate speech to push for a hi cap magazine and assault weapons ban.
Now that all you sheeple are firmly in your fences from two years of wonderful legislation...the situation is normalized.
Here is a little Sputnik pep talk. Now hold hands and get back to work peons. That is all.
We don’t need a sputnick moment, mr president. We don’t need to devolve into the pre-collapse soviet union of the 1960s. We need for you and your gang of thugs to get your f¥ckin boots off our necks.
And the NYT is right behind him, wiping up his rear.
They have an article explaining that the current economic situation is mainly the result of inadequate government regulation and “corporate mismanagement.”
The Left cannot change their spots. They can only wear the skin of another animal. No economic problem is the fault of Socialist/Communist/Fascist economic policy. It is always the fault of “too free markets,” “corporate greed,” “individual greed,” and, of course, “Capitalism.”
Winning the Future = WTF
There’s a more apt expression for Obama’s “WTF.”
Reagan had it right. Government is in the way.
What a difference from then until now with this guy.
“Winning the Future” is a book by Newt Gingrich.
Our infrastructure receives a “D” grade compared globally. It is in horrible shape.
But fixing the infrastructure does NOT spur economic growth/recovery. It is a net parasitic drain on the economy, even if it employs people for a while.
Fixing infrastructure is like replacing the brake shoes on your car. It needs to be done. It makes your travel better and safer. But it does not increase the value of your car and it is a net drain on your finances.
We do need to fix our infrastructure. But let’s not let them pass the lie that it is good for the economy.
Quite the contrary. Because so much of our earnings are diverted to things like tolls (toll operators are in the Teamsters Union and every time you pay a toll, the majority of what you pay is to pay that jackass to sit in the booth and grip that you are not handing him the money kindly enough and to fatten their pensions) and highway taxes, that money gets diverted to unions and to buy votes. It is precisely because of liberal politics using funds like that to buy votes and those funds NOT going to fix the infrastructure that has led us to the point that our infrastructure is in such a dilapidated state that we no longer need to simply replace the brake shoes, we need a frame-off restoration.
And these liberal aholes want to pretend that spending more on infrastructure will boost the economy. As if those funds aren’t needed desperately elsewhere.
Obama wants us to "make stuff and invent things."
Now get to it!
....but but he went to the middle....?????....talks a lot and say’s nothing....
Obama turns out to be like the Peter Sellers character in the movie “Being There”. We, of course, figured out early that he was a simple minded man. The rest of the country knows that too.
Obama is coming really close to being someone easily made fun of and laughed at. Once that starts there will be no stopping it.
He really should take a tip from Jerry Ford and get buttons made. I mean, really, who wouldn’t love to have a “WTF” button? I know I’d love to have a “WTF” button. I bet you would too.
yeah, I heard that. We’ll see if a prolonged battle over gun control helps democrats hold the senate in 2012 or lose it. My money is on the latter. we’ll have to watch this closely never the less.
Ok, now that's funny right there.
Just like Ford's "Whip Inflation Now" (WIN) pins, I look forward to seeing "WTF!" pins all over DC and the nation.
GE is to Pratt & Whitney what GM is to Ford...gubmint playing favorites
President Dude is a Stalinist. Stalin liked big building projects that illustrated “what big government could do.”
Because so much of our earnings are diverted to things like tolls (toll operators are in the Teamsters Union and every time you pay a toll, the majority of what you pay is to pay that jackass to sit in the booth and grip that you are not handing him the money kindly enough and to fatten their pensions) “”””
Speaking of tolls:
There is a movement afoot in San Francisco to close ALL the toll booths on the Golden Gate Bridge & make everyone who is using the bridge pay with a ‘Fast Pass” type of system. You open an electronic account with the bridge operator system & put in a deposit & every time you pass thru, it deducts from that deposit.
Then they can close ALL of the toll booths.
One big question:
What about TOURISTS?
I cannot imagine that this would be profitable to do, when you have a fair amount of tourist activity in SF & they spend alot of money every year to promote such tourism.
I am also sure that other users of the bridge are not even ‘tourists’- such as myself when I went to a horse event & crossed that bridge, with my dually & horse trailer.
I sure don’t want to go thru a worse part of town & cross over on another bridge.
How about trucking companies?
Obama was slamming our country during The State of the Union which he said was "good".
The plan is to make more taxpayers to feed the liberal machine. Slam the children and their parents but then steal all their money for the common good.
2012 can't arrive soon enough.
The guy who never had a real job wants us to make stuff. He’s definitely the manchurian candidate but will his fan club members ever wake up?
“We all know that the leopard can’t change his stripes.” - Al ‘The Genius’ Gore
What is it with all of these lefties and their trains? Didn’t they get a train under the Christmas tree when they were kids?
We already have that on the East Coast, called EZ Pass.
What I object to is the fact that the same portion of your toll money is going to the unions to do no work. The other objection is that the government can then use that digital data to track your coming and going, how fast you are traveling, etc.
And you know with that digital data, they will eventually move over to the “public” roads to track and eventually establish a “travel tax” for how many miles you drive (which they have already proposed a couple of times in Washington and Oregon using satellite and GPS technology.)
“Pelosi appeared on Greta and looked and sounded like an absolute fool.”
Wow I really felt like Pelosi was really trying way to hard to make Greta and whoever was watching this waxfaced numbskull to believe her. Greta looked like she was getting a bit uncomfortable with Pelosi and her begging. Pelosi is an absolute dingbat. I would love to see Bachmann or Palin debate her...would be like The Steelers playing a grade school team...
very good observation
I didn’t hear that. My morning guys were wondering why he was silent on the second amendment after the Giffords shooting. I believe that his handlers don’t see any way he can win on or benefit from the gun issue, so they’re just ignoring it.
As for the rest, what about his speech was new? He talked like Reagan to promote libcom pets in the campaign. He has been using investment as a euphemisn for spending as long as I can remember. He’s been on the green jobs and infrastructure thing all along too. His pronouncements on the economy (and Biteme’s too) remind me of Bush 41 defending Dan Quayle’s popularity. The only new thing I heard about was him not bashing Bush or his inheritance.
Mr. President, where’s the beef?
you conservatives are allows misquoting the “President” he never said that the million cars on the road would actually be moving!,just that they would be on the road. That would be silly, we don’t have the electric grid to handle a million cars actually running on the freeways. After all the President is not a complete fool,Right!
Rush was just now talking about this. CBS has a “poll” with 92% approving the speech. CNN’s “numbers” are also very high.
George Orwell would be proud.
I am reminded of the X-Files movie tag line “Fight the Future”. I think it applies.
As is his style, he used way too many words to say very little worth hearing... an empty suit spewing empty rhetoric.
It seems to me that BO is in the twilight zone and within that zone the November election never happened. Every program needs funding and funding only comes from one source - the House.
Now, the House with Republicans in control doesn’t appear to be a funding source relating to new programs so why not acknowledge that fact and move on? But no, not Obama - it’s the same old S@it!
Even democrats said the speech was boring, boring, boring.
He’s got no answers to fix the economy and it’s now more obvious than ever he’s an empty suit looking for a hanger that’s nowhere in sight.
Exhibit #1A on Obama The Liar: with all the money he's spent over the past 24 months, setting us up for a $1.5 TRILLION deficit in fiscal 2011, there's one program that stands out like a beacon because it was CUT:
NASA. The most innovative federal agency there is. And predictably, their jobs are being lost by the hundreds right now.
That line should be "mortgage the future ... through duplicity."
Every clip I heard he was stumbling over his words worse than W. W was no worse of a speaker than this buttclown.
She is mad as a hatter.
Did he happen to mention the alternative of nuclear power?