Did you watch the president’s State of the Union speech last night? I did. I was certain it would be a complete waste of my time but since I hadn’t tuned in last year and because of the dire situation our country is now facing, I decided I would listen to what our fearless leader had to say. I really wasn’t expecting much, I figured it’d be the same old s#*t, all the party politics and rhetoric with a few hurrahs, high fives and back-slapping about the demise of Bin Laden and Kadafi and the pullout of our troops thrown in for good measure, as well as some grandstanding and finger pointing. But I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the boy president. Until last night I had very mixed feeling about the President and the state of the Obama Nation. But last night he won me over. I actually came away rather impressed. Come on, you have to admit, he done good.
This year’s State of the Union address was more of a kick-off for Obama’s bid for reelection. A grand campaign ad in which the O-man called for an end to the bickering and infighting in Congress so that real progress can be made that will aide in our much needed recovery. I loved the way Obama challenged Congress with his little digs, “send me a law…, put a bill on my desk…and I’ll sign it right away! And my favorite “Send me these tax reforms and I’ll sign them right away.” Of course with our current Congress, the most unpopular in decades, that’s not going to happen.
With the Republican ‘hold the line, no new taxes or tax increases’ mentality, nothing’s going to change. In fact several are calling for lowering taxes at a time when every penny counts. It’s time for those idiots to take their collective head out of their butt and see what’s really going on. We the people are willing to pay our fair share of taxes so long as EVERYONE pays their fair share. That’s right, it’s not the tax that has us upset, it’s the inequality of the system that we abhor! Come on, how can good old boy Mitt Romney and others like him have an adjusted gross income of $2o million or more and are taxed at a rate of 13.9%, yet an average person who making between $100 -$200 thousand is taxed at a rate of 25%? What the hell is wrong with this picture? EVERYTHING! Mitt and all the others at the high end should be paying 30% at least. Now multiply this by everyone making over $250,000 who manage to bring their rate down to 15% or less and you can see that we are talking about the loss of major tax dollars.
Any idiot can see that there’s a major problem with our current tax system. This is exactly what makes Herman Cain’s flat tax look so attractive at first glance. But a flat tax is not the answer, what we need is a fair tax. Apparently the Republican members of Congress don’t think so, they don’t see the disparity and would rather hold the line on taxes and see more cuts to social welfare and other programs. Morons! Why don’t they start acting like representatives of the people instead of demigods! It’s time they climb down off their imaginary throne and do their job! Represent us damn it! Stop stonewalling! This is not the time for an ‘us versus them’ mentality. This is the time to help Americans and America! Like the O-man said, “What’s at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values, but American values.”
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think Obama is the answer, or “the One” as some have taken to calling him, but I think he has some good ideas as to how to bring America back to her former glory. I believe that Congress should put their differences aside, work with those ideas and together hammer out a plan that works and benefits for all Americans. Stop wasting time and just do it!
I have to say I liked the way Obama sort of cast himself as the great protector of middle class America, intent on fighting obstruction, that was awesome. I could almost imagine him in his Obama Man, batman style, super hero garb complete with boots, cape and utility belt. “O-Man! Fighting for truth, justice, and the preservation of Middle Class American! Woo Hoo!
He also had a lot to say about job growth, Wall Street and education. I particularly liked what he said about teachers,”Teachers matter.” He stressed the importance of good teachers and called for schools to be granted the flexibility “To teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the test; and to replace teachers who just aren’t helping kids learn.” I couldn’t agree more. This test driven, standards based education system is stifling teachers and impedes students curiosity, and progress. Let’s get those changes passed Mr. congressmen!
Yeah, I enjoyed last nights speech. I even watched the lame Republican response that followed. What a rebutthole! That sorry ass Republican who spoke sounded like he was doing a eulogy. The time has come for the GOP to get their heads out of their assets and get on with the business at hand. The business of America.