Fact Check Obama's STOU Address

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. pspr


    Obama spoke ambitiously of putting money into roads, research, education, efficient cars, high-speed rail and other initiatives in his State of the Union speech. He pointed to the transportation and construction projects of the last two years and proposed "we redouble these efforts." He coupled this with a call to "freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years."

    But Obama offered far more examples of where he would spend than where he would cut, and some of the areas he identified for savings are not certain to yield much if anything.

  2. 377OHMS


    It sounds like a new giant Porkulus package...again. I thought the message was loud and clear in November but evidently not.
  3. Hello


    I dont know why anyone believes a word this horses ass says anymore, the second he said he was going to make the ocean levels recede, it should have been obvious that the guy is just another scumbag politician willing to make any promise he has to in order to get elected. It is pretty clear that almost nothing he says anymore holds any value, When he is talking about policy.
  4. Yannis


    Voice Of Reason

    "Dear Fellow Conservative:

    The President used his State of the Union Address last night to disguise his liberal agenda in free-market, conservative rhetoric. Yet the specific policies he promoted are part of a deliberate strategy to grow the government at the expense of our personal freedoms and jobs.

    For all of the talk in the media about how the President is moving to the center, he asked Congress last night to increase the role of the federal government in almost every area of our lives.

    Rather than acknowledging the failure of his stimulus program to create jobs, the President claimed it saved our economy. Even worse, he called for more stimulus spending to "win the future".

    You and I know that winning the future requires less government and more freedom, not the other way around.

    Our Constitution is not indifferent toward liberal and conservative policies. It enumerates the very limited powers of the federal government and reserves everything else for the states.

    Instead of calling for more federal intervention in our schools, the President should have called for reforms to allow states to opt-out of the ineffective and burdensome No Child Left Behind law.

    Instead of calling for more federal intervention in our nation's highway system, he should have called on Congress to devolve these decisions to the states, which can build their own roads and bridges.

    Instead of calling for a freeze in spending, the President should have called for a dramatic cut in spending to limit the size of government and balance the budget.

    In nearly every area, the President is pushing America in the wrong direction. Unless Americans see through the rhetoric and stop his policies, we will lose our future. It's that simple.

    Americans overwhelmingly elected Republicans this past election so they would put the brakes on the President's liberal agenda. I take that mandate very seriously and will do everything I can to stop the massive spending, takeovers, and debt that are destroying our country.

    That is why I am introducing legislation in the Senate today to repeal the President's unconstitutional takeover of our nation's health care system.

    The health care law was rammed through Congress despite widespread opposition from the American people. Yet the President told us last night to give up on repealing it, make only minor changes, and leave this experiment in socialism in place so it can strangle the greatest health care system in the world.

    Not on my watch.

    I'm not going to tell my children and grandchildren that I was around for this and failed to do everything I could to stop it.

    Please contact your senators and encourage them to support the full repeal of the President's health care takeover.

    Listening to the President last night reminded me of how much work we have to do to save the country we love. Even though we won many victories in the past election, the world's greatest salesman of socialism remains in the White House.

    Fortunately, many Americans like you are alarmed by the direction of country and are taking positive action to send new leaders to Washington who will fight to save our country.

    Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. Together, we can and we will secure America's future.


    Jim DeMint
    United States Senator"
  5. Lucrum


    You guys actually spent your time watching Dumbo reading script from his "teleliar"?

    The wife and and I had better things to do.

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  6. Hello


    You were at a bad company concert? :D j/k

  7. Lucrum


    :D LOL
    No, but I would still have preferred it to watching lies, hollow promises and tired old useless rhetoric.
  8. olias


    News flash: that's the same shit you'd get from ANY politician, especially the President in the State of the Union Address. Sorry to break it to you.
  9. cstfx


  10. Lucrum


    Nothing new to me pal, in fact I pretty much never watch any SOTU speeches.

    What bothers me is how many embrace and defend their politicians lies and rhetoric and poo poo on the other guys politicians lies and rhetoric as if it's somehow better.

    Present company excluded of course.
    #10     Jan 27, 2011