Not worth a damn is the short answer. Here is some enlightening news from AmeriPAC:
Obama’s State of our Union address was reminiscent of a student election at an elementary school where the nominees promise the student body everything they want knowing those promises will never be fulfilled.
Obama pushed a liberal social reform agenda replete with comprehensive immigration reform, tax reform, education reform, gun control, investing in infrastructure, investing in climate change, raising minimum wage, addressing the budget, Medicare reform, ending the war in Afghanistan, all this he will accomplish and, “not increase our deficit by a single dime.”
Obama’s idea of strong state of Union is not in touch with reality. Last quarter our economy actually shrank, unemployment is rising again, the most Americans since the great depression have giving up looking for work because there are no jobs, our Government is borrowing money at an unsustainable rate, they are spending over a trillion more dollars than they are bringing in per year, and there has not been a budget passed in over 3 years. After 4 years in office, Obama’s deficit has grown to over 6 trillion dollars bringing our Nation’s deficit to over 16 trillion dollars.
Obama promised all of these things without one single detail of how it will get done. All of America was listening for a plan, including a Congress that desperately wants to get things done and needed the leadership that only a President can give to implement solutions. What better platform to explain his “detailed” reform plans than in front of the entire country? Instead Obama was guilty of adding to the global warming problem with hot air full of divisive and partisan politics.
Unless a $1.2 trillion deficit reduction pact is enacted by March 1, devastating sequester cuts to our Military will kick in. The House has created two common sense deficit reduction plans to avoid the sequester cuts that the Senate has denied both times. Obama did not address a solution to the looming sequester cuts during his State of the Union address just as the Senate ignored the House’s proposals. These cuts would devastate our Military’s readiness, cost citizens thousands of jobs and would be a big setback to economic recovery.
Following the State of the Union address, Florida Senator Marco Rubio gave his State of the Union response on behalf of the Republican Party. It was a heartfelt, passionate, and intelligent response to the President’s big Government ideas. He said America’s opportunity to make it to the middle class and beyond is not bestowed upon us from Washington but comes from a vibrant free economy. “Our Free Enterprise economy is the source of our middle class prosperity, but President Obama, he believes it’s the cause of our problems.” He reiterated that Obama’s only plan is to spend more and tax more. More Government will not help in our situation; it will not help in any situation. It is American’s that will bring this country back to prosperity, not our Government.
Last March Obama proposed a 2013 budget that got obliterated 414-0 by the House. When his proposal reached the Senate two months later in May it then got demolished again with a vote of 99-0. Obama did not get ONE vote for his proposed budget last year, it is clear he does not know how to run a country. His proposed budget would have produced $6.4 trillion dollars in new debt over the next ten years.
Congress needs to come together to give Obama a lesson in Economics. They showed they can work together when they created an immigration reform plan less than one month ago. Obama is trying his best to divide these two parties; once again he took cheap shots at the Republicans during the State of the Union Address. Saying they only want to protect the rich, they do not care about the elderly, just painting a brutal image of the Republican Party.
The Republicans and Democrats need to lead from the middle and keep Obama out of the process, they must stand up and do what is needed and present a balanced budget amendment. They must agree on drastic but responsible cuts across the board. It needs to include responsible reform to programs headed to bankruptcy such as Social Security and Medicare. Obama thinks the only way to reduce the deficit is by adding more taxes. Taxes cannot be added, Americans are already hurting they do not need more money taken out of their pockets. A balanced budget needs to be the first step to real economic recovery.
When Americans make a budget for themselves they do not make it so they continue to go into debt and spend money they do not have. When Americans go bankrupt, default on a loan, foreclose on a house, or get into serious debt, they would be considered a liability and could not get a loan, line of credit, and they would be penalized. Why is our Government held to a different standard? How can government continue to borrow and spend money at an unsustainable rate without penalty?
HOW ABOUT ON JOBS?
From 2008 when Obama won his first election until now, there are 28,000 more people with jobs than when he started.
The December jobs figures were released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics closing the chapter to Obama’s first four years in office. The report shows there are 725,000 more jobs in the private sector than at the end of 2008 and 697,000 fewer Government jobs. Using simple subtraction you will see there are a total of 28,000 more jobs today than four years ago when Obama took office.
The liberal media tries to blindfold American Citizens. They try to convince us that this Presidency is doing a great job and America is on the right track. They tell us our economy is on the rise, jobs are being created, people are spending, and the housing market is rebounding. Then we hear that the economy actually shrank for the first time in 3 years. We hear that unemployment is rising along with the number of people who have given up looking for work.
This report shows Obama has created 28,000 more jobs than when he took the reins. Or you could look at it as 7,000 jobs per year were created, or 560 jobs per state, or 140 jobs were created per year in each state over the past four years. Each way you look at it is going to seem dismal.
This report does not even take into consideration population growth. Our population in the United States grows anywhere from 0.7% to 1% per year or a number figure of about 2 to 3 million people per year. So in the past four years there have been approximately 8 to 12 million people added to our United States yet there are 28,000 more jobs than four years ago.