State of the Union

Tonight’s the State of the Union address.  Yawn.  If I didn’t see Obama every day on the telly, this might be interesting.  What will be interesting is:

  • How he’ll spin the state of the economy.  Will he continue to blame Bush?  Or will he use the December numbers to claim the economy is improving (ignoring seasonal hiring and seasonal spending, which tend to drop once the season is over)?
  • How many times he’ll use the words, “I,” “me” and “my.”  I would recommend against drinking every time he uses one of those words.  There is such a thing as alcohol poisoning, people.
  • Odds he’ll talk about the victorious pull out from Iraq and impending pull out from Afghanistan?  High.  Not sure either are much to boast about though.
  • With the Occupy movement falling out of favor, will he align himself with them in the SOU address?
  • Will he boast about nixing the Keystone Pipeline, killing jobs and making the US less environmentally secure?  I guess the real question is, how far to his far left base will he play in this speech?
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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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One Response to State of the Union

  1. jshalda says:

    All that you mentioned and in addition:
    * Middle class…guess we are a class society with royalty and peasants, etc….
    * “folks”…sounds all folksy like he can totally relate to the “subjects”
    * Congress won’t let me…..republicans won’t work with me. ok- cry a river again..
    * it’s gonna take time to get us out of this mess I was left with but I’ve made so much progress and that shows in the monthly job numbers (like those are real accurate)

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