Skip to comments.Tragedy and Comedy at the SOTU (The Contrasting expressions of the VP and the Speaker)
Posted on 02/13/2013 7:02:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
I couldn't help but think of the "tragedy and comedy" Janus masks as I watched Joe Biden and John Boehner dutifully sit behind President Obama as he delivered his painfully long State of the Union speech.
Biden's comedic goofy grins were a knee jerk response to Obama's overtures to help the little guy, whereas Boehner's tragic pouts reflected the harsh fact-driven reality that such policies actually hurt Mr. and Mrs. Main Street.
Here are just a few examples of Obama's glaringly inane propositions.
Obama stressed the need for job creation, but the fact is that artificially raising the minimum wage to $9/hr will stifle jobs. Faced with increasingly tighter budgets due to a shrinking economy, higher taxes, health care costs and overly burdensome regulations imposed by Obama, the average business of any size will be forced to cut back on employees if they are compelled to pay higher wages. It sounds nice and that's why Joe Biden smiled, but calling for an increase in the minimum wage will hurt the very people it is designed to help. Boehner gets it and that's why he smirked; he knows that Republican policies favor the guy on the street.
Obama wants "common sense" reform like "universal background checks to make it harder for criminals to get guns." But criminals don't purchase their weapons legally, so they won't undergo any kind of background check when they acquire their guns through illegal means, like, always. All the background checks in the world wouldn't have saved that young girl in Chicago who performed at Obama's inauguration. This so-called "common sense" approach might bring a grin to Biden's face, but Boehner clearly sees through the spin and understands it is nothing but nonsense.
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Thank God Cruz is my Senator!
Just look at MCCAIN!!!! I Can’t freaking believe he was ever our nominee!!!!
From what I gather from twitter. That was the response to Bronco’s amnesty push.
McCain and Graham are just like self righteous democrats who know better than hispanics what’s good for them. Cruz knows better.
BTW they’re calling McCain’s dance “The Shamnesty Shake”
My daughter just got her first job, part time, minimum wage, but she's thankful given the circumstances. She was shocked when she got her first paycheck... she couldn't believe how much they were taking out in taxes! It made me think, if our government really wanted to help the "little people", how about exempting anybody making under $10 an hour from paying taxes? That would help the employee, at no expense to the employer... is anybody listening?
"The government do take a bite, don't she?"
Captain Malarkey to invade Redneckistan
February 12, 2013
(The Hill) Vice President Biden said Monday that those who claimed the Obama administration was trying to take away guns from law-abiding citizens were spinning a bunch of malarkey.
I know thats a word youve never heard before, although its now in the dictionary, Biden said at a roundtable discussion with law enforcement officers in Philadelphia. Thats just simply not true. And to be very blunt with you, were counting on all of you, the legitimate news media, to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed. ( )
Otto von Bismarck - “Nothing is proven until it is officially denied.”
Well, then, I guess I would just have to pay MORE taxes to make up for that? How would you proposed to make up the loss in tax revenues?
Me too! He’s making our other one be more conservative also.
What’s the guy in the back aisle doing?
um... because that would turn medicare and social security into welfare programs.
The 60’s was good to Biden,no wonder he and Obama it it off.
How about nobody gets a free ride; especially from paying taxes.
Then those same people may actually sit-up, take notice and make a decision aside from ‘take from Peter to pay Paul’