President Obama delivered his State of the Union address last night and boy it sure sounded good
He spoke about a plan to make America built to last. In this plan he asks simple things such as higher taxes for the rich such as Warren Buffet and lower taxes for those earning under 250,000 dollars a year.
They even brought in Warren Buffet’s secretary to be present. That way when the president addressed the issue of taxes for the rich and less for the middle to lower income he could show the example of how the tax system is so backwards that Warren Buffet’s secretary pays more in taxes than her boss.
Even more dramatic effect was added when they peaked the camera at her for an instant as he was speaking of this issue.
Obama also went onto the usual bread and butter subject. That is no more outsourcing or incentives for companies who seek to outsource American jobs. Instead create incentives for insourcing of U.S. jobs. “send me the bill and I’ll sign it” Obama announced.
I was pleased to hear that he seeks to bring car companies manufacturing back home and with a green energy twist to boot. We have seen the new influx of completely electric cars in the last year. If America can just get with the program and embrace the future we can grab the reigns of this industry before other companies snatch it from our grasp. Getting this industry back means more jobs, more revenue, more taxes, reemergence of dying cities such as Detroit and others. It could be an American renaissance so to speak.
I’m not endorsing Obama for president just yet. He has still not spoken about the atrocities that the federal reserve is creating, barely addressed the national debt. He only offered about a total of 1 min to the national debt talk to say that they’ve worked out a 2 trillion dollar cut. Which I don’t know if that cuts it at all since he has these huge plans of rebuilding America’s roads bridges and things of that nature. Where would this money come from?
It all sounds idealistic but realistic I guess I’d have to see it to believe it and that’s where this State of the Union gets voters. It all sounds good and gravy but the only way to test his plan for validity is to re-elect him and see what happens. We’ve already went through that once with Mr. Obama electing him thinking, man all his change, hope and ideas they sound awesome we need that guy only to find most of it didn’t pan out like we wanted it to. The speech also spoke about how we got in this mess and who caused a lot of it aka Mr. Bush and Chenney.
He didn’t directly blame them but he did however make it clear that he didn’t exactly inherit a prosperous on the up economy nation. He had the opposite. A nation in a war that couldn’t be won. Costly to the people and veterans. It cost the non military adults their checkbooks, the veterans their health, and the youth their future.
Most of all the speech sounded like a diagnosis much of OWS would agree with. The middle class is failing, foreclosures on the rise and the poor struggling with homelessness and healthcare. It was very Occupy Wall Street-esque in the sense that his answers to these problems were very broad. No exact answers as a speech as short as 7000 words can’t tell the exact details of how to fix the problem but it can tell you there’s a problem and it needs fixing today.
Now how does this tie into VA Home Loans you may be asking since in fact this is a home loan site? A strong and aware America is a better America is the answer. If we know what the problems are and keep fighting for solutions eventually we’ll get them. Like the SOPA and PIPA bill shutdown the people still do have a voice.
It’s only when the American people get together as a whole and agree on what needs to be done that politicians actually listen. When they pass a law we need to be right next to them breathing down their neck reminding them that they represent us not companies or anyone else other than citizens of THIS COUNTRY.