I'm not sure why you expected the speech to be a suck up to conservatives.
Or much in the way of anything except rhetorical fluff. That's what
they're supposed to be. Priorities will matter more than the address. But
let's leave that for tomorrow, shall we?
The Iraq war is over.We have an exit date for Afghanistan.No new
9/11.American jobs bill, denied in the House.Veteran jobs bill,
denied in the House.All budgets, denied in the House until hours before
default. 3% of all legislation in the House passed.Gay Americans can
now serve their country in the military.Americans cannot be denied
healthcare due to pre-existing conditions due to Healthcare Reform.Osama
Bin Laden is dead.I am fine with Priorities thus far. And look
forward to new ones in the future.
I wonder if Obama has read the recent very startling report from the Government
Accounting Office warning that the government is headed for default because of
overspending on entitlements? I wonder if Obama knows the median household
income of Americans has declined by nearly 40% since he took office? I wonder if
Obama knows Al Qaida is still attacking and murdering Americans all over the
world? I wonder if Obama knows millions of Americans still can't find a
job? I wonder if Obama knows the Democratically controlled Senate has not passed
a federal budget since they took control? I wonder if Obama knows his gun
control executive orders would not have stopped any of the mass murders we have
experienced? I wonder if Obama knows more Americans were murdered in Chicago
than all collation soldiers killed in Afghanistan? I wonder if Obama knows Iran
will soon have nuclear weapons of mass destruction? I wonder if Obama cares
about people who actually pay federal income taxes versus the 47% who do not? I
wonder if Obama actually knows the true state of the union?
8 questions.Zero facts.I wonder if some people, can
support their claims?
America is under attack as never before in its history. Sadly, an attack this
subversive and insidious can only come from within.Obama's
speech stated expressly what could only be inferred before: the conglomeration
of left-wing extremists will stop at nothing in its quest to turn this Country
into a European-style welfare state. A Godless state in which entitlement
programs have grown to encompass every aspect of life from cradle to grave, and
the citizens therefore turn all of their allegiance and adoration towards the
government.The only difference in Obama's speech, as opposed to
traditional leftist propaganda, is that Obama is so confident in the victory of
welfare statism that he openly announces the agenda, rather than cloaking the
conspiracy in darkness as Clinton did. This is the most haunting aspect of
all.Even the ignorant masses can no longer see that the leftist
government seeks to enslave them. The only question is whether they will act, or
whether they will be content to grovel over the few entitlement scraps the
left-wing extremists throw their way.
The GAO report:In the Baseline Extended simulation, which assumes
current law, including the discretionary spending limits and other spending
reductions contained in the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 and expiration of
certain tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003, debt as a share of GDP declines in
the short term before turning up again. In the Alternative simulation, in which
these laws are assumed to not take full effect, federal debt as a share of GDP
grows throughout the period. Discretionary spending limits alone do not address
the fundamental imbalance between estimated revenue and spending, which is
driven largely by the aging of the population and rising health care costs. The
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) slows the growth of health
care spending and federal debt under the Baseline Extended simulation, in which
cost-containment mechanisms are assumed to be fully implemented and effective.
However, some have questioned whether these mechanisms can be sustained over the
long term; this is reflected in GAO’s Alternative simulation.