SOTU V 2014

Beyond the idle promises that he has no thought of keeping and beyond the threat of his pen to end-run congress, the President had little new to say in the well scripted 62 minutes.

There were the usual contradictions such as the need for abundant natural gas for heating, power and other energy needs.  Immediately following this unbelievably circuitous brook-babble he mumbled about how the Feds have confiscated, and prepare to take more land away from states and private companies that might access the natural resources contained therein.

He asked employers for their advice on how to create employment. He suggested that they bring some of the jobs and dollars now used in foreign countries back to the U.S. to face the burdensome complex, costly and ridiculous regulations they don’t have to contend with now.

He also asked employers to do what they can to increase wages so that hard working families, sometimes working two and three jobs, don’t have to live in poverty. He failed to mention that many of those jobs are part-time due to the 30 hour limit imposed on employers to avoid the costs of Obamacare.

He spoke, once again, about immigration reform, though neglected to address how adding millions of mostly uneducated workers from Central America and South America to the unemployment and Welfare rolls will benefit the country. He didn’t say a word about how flooding the market with low-end laborers will encourage agricultural and production employers to raise wages.

He said nothing about how the devastating toll known as Obamacare has shuttered many doors. Silence also covered the flexible but ever gaining taxation of small businesses that stifles growth and expansion. He neglected to elaborate on how he or his administration might reduce the onerous Obamacare, taxes and regulations his administration has imposed on businesses that keep them from expanding or sharing their diminished profit with workers.

Of all, however, I most liked the way he ended the speech. The end of any Obama speech is always the best. The turn away from the Teleprompters is most welcomed.

As he usually does, Obama showcased an example of greatness in attempt to define his own troubled world. He acknowledged the heroics, valor and spirit of Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg who was incapacitated by a roadside bomb. Sgt. Remsburg spent months in a coma, lost the sight of one eye and much of the use of his left side. Obama honored Cory’s resolve to never give up the fight, for America or for life.

Conspicuously missing from the finale was that in 2009, on behalf of Obamacare, Barry’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) suggested, saving taxpayers $540 million by billing veterans’ private insurance companies for treatment of conditions connected to their military service, including war injuries. The Department of Veterans Affairs currently bills these insurance companies for treatment of non-service-related conditions.

Where would our injured service men and women be today, when their insurance companies cancelled their policies and they could not get signed up for Obamacare?

Think about that for a moment!


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