You know I thought Obama’s first 5 minutes were really effective. I thought we might be in for a long night. Then his inner college professor came out and started lecturing and gave us the laundry list. Literally within 10 minutes I was relieved, he is toast.
Wow, you actually watched the speech. There is a deafing silence online it is like everyone panned it. He could have phoned this one in. He simply put out ideas he knows Congress will not go for so he can blame the Tea Party racist.
The first five minutes were into, as any good speech coach will tell you, and then he got to the nuts and bolts. He didn’t have an effective conclusion at all. I thought it was a very abrupt ending.
He did say something like “pass it now” a coupla dozen times.
And now we find it isn’t even written? Typical politician. They were waiting to see the blowback before the put pen to page.
Being a veteran and a red-blooded American, I liked the idea of finding jobs for veterans. I’m also a “buy American” supporter, so that was a decent part of the speech.
I was hoping to hear about total tax reform. He spoke about “reform” of one portion of one section of tax law. They’re gonna tweak capital gains a bit. Whoop.
The only economic proposal I want to hear from now on is a sweeping change of our tax system. Get RID of the originally unconstitutional income tax, and go to a consumption tax.