Wonder what you would find if you frisked the chamber of the United States House of Representatives tonight?
Answer: President Obama will give his State of the Union address to the nation at 9:00 PM.
Who’s excited to tune in and watch President Obama describe his “five pillars” for ensuring America’s competitiveness and economic growth? Personally, I am not the biggest fan of Rush Limbaugh, but I agree with him on the State of the Union address. Who wants to listen to somebody lie for an hour?
The Foundry at the Heritage Foundation reports:
He must be hoping that the American people already forgot about his first “five pillars” of economic growth that he unveiled at Georgetown University in April 2009. The President’s present pillar panel is pretty much the same as the old one. “Deficit reduction” and “investments” in education are completely unchanged. “New Investments in Renewable Energy” has been repackaged to the more centrist-friendly “New Investments in Infrastructure.” Out are “New Investments in Health Care” and “New Rules for Wall Street.” In are “innovation” and “reforming government.” As Charles Krauthammer pointed out almost two years ago, Obama’s rhetoric is a mirror image of President Jimmy Carter’s and his policies are no different either. Tonight’s speech is just old school 1970s tax and spend liberalism in sleek new Obama packaging.
The President will play lip service to deficit reduction tonight, but his aides have already made it clear that he does not have the courage to confront his base about their addiction to federal spending. The Washington Post reports that, in response to leftist pressure, the President will completely abandon his own Deficit Commission’s entitlement spending cut proposals. In response, Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, asks the President: “If you don’t lead now, when is it going to come?” We fear not any time soon.
If President Obama decides to talk about creating jobs or so-called “investments” then he better pray the American people don’t remember his failed $800 billion stimulus package and our national debt standing at $14.06 trillion. In order to restore some credibility, President Obama must admit his policies failed at creating jobs during his first two years in office.
Side-Note: Check out the 2011 State of the Union Drinking Game if you want to enjoy the speech from a different perspective. Haha.