Skip to comments.President Obama's Blueprint For Expanding Government Power (Just Read his SOTU Speech)
Posted on 01/31/2012 4:57:09 AM PST by SeekAndFind
For all of his talk about jobs and the economy, President Barack Obamas State of the Union speech was not an economic policy blueprint. This was a speech about power about increasing the scale and scope of government and the power of those who govern over the American people.
If this claim seems over the top, consider the following:
The President begins his speech by lauding the courage, selflessness, and teamwork of Americas armed forces Theyre not consumed with personal ambition. They dont obsess over their differences. They focus on the mission at hand. They work together.
Imagine what we would accomplish if we followed their example.
Thats right. The Presidents vision of the path forward for America is to imagine ourselves as members of a military organization with the American people selflessly following the orders of their superior officers no matter the personal cost up through the chain of command to the President as Commander in Chief. This is the metaphor President Obama chose to explain the relationship between government and the American people.
His message to business owners was: Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to your country, and your country will do everything we can to help you succeed.
By your country the President did not mean American families who might prefer to buy products of equal quality at a lower price. He meant, the federal government would do all in its power to force the American people to ensure the success of the companies following his command. Under the Presidents vision, if a company does as it is told, the government will give it special tax breaks and handouts. But, if a company does not do the Commander in Chiefs bidding and creates overseas jobs, it will be hit with punitive taxes,
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You know what, Barry? Fine. Let's hear you say that when President Palin is in office.
Blue prints are obsolete and have not been in common use for at least 10 years.
If the president doesn’t understand the current language, how can he lead? How can he know anything about the future?
He is basically an ignorant lout who thinks he is educated
Jackwagon said: "And to those of you who say that I am living in a
fantasy land, I say to you: no! Today I'm announcing myself king.
I am the lord of all I survey. And as for those bullying Republicans...
off with their heads!
So now we know... 'CHANGE' = ZERO Job Growth ZERO Pipelines MORE Food Stamps MORE Spending MORE Debt MORE Golf MORE Taxes MORE Welfare MORE Abortions MORE Regulation MORE Government MORE Speeches MORE Money Printing MORE Vacations MORE Porkulus ('Recovery Summer' lost a net 329,000 jobs.) MORE Failure MORE Mumbo-jumbo LESS Coal LESS WOOD (Gibson Guitars Strung Up by Feds)
“He is basically an ignorant lout who thinks he is educated”
I totally agree on that but I won’t kick him for using “blueprint”, it is very common for words to hang around long after their original meaning has been lost. In fact blueprint originally meant a print that was blue with the image containing the information showing up as white areas within the blue. That ceased to be the case decades ago and the word came to refer to a white background with the image in blue. I used to do repairs on Bruning “blueprint” machines with ammonia developers back in the ‘70s but we sometimes commented that they were really “whiteprint” machines, the real blueprint machines were long gone by then. I knew what real blueprints were because my father was a carpenter and he sometimes brought them home with him back in the fifties.
Ode to the Grand Olde Party, and their BFF, the Obamanator.
When Newt or Paul rocks the GOP Establishment Boat,
The GOP oarsmen pull knives from their boots.
The hacking and slashing puts extreme fighting to shame,
Never, no NEVER rock the GOP Establishment Boat!
The GOP cannot win elections, by choice of their suits,
A RINO Nominee is a Democrat, - - - - one and the same.
Two Party as One Party is what they adore.
Never give voters a choice, ( or politicians
Are out of life-time jobs, - - forever more).
As we pay our bills holding our noses as we vote,
The Obamanator holds his cold, steel knife
To Americas throat - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .