Barack Obama SOTU Address 2014 – the Free Stuff Speech — COPY OF SPEECH INCLUDED
Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union Address tonight in Washington DC. The president will push more tax-and-spend programs. He will likely not focus on foreign policy since the world is a mess today. It will not be a serious speech since Republicans have no desire to raise taxes on fellow Americans.
The White House released excerpts from his speech tonight:
“At this moment — with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production — we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth. It’s now up to us to choose who we want to be over the next fifteen years, and for decades to come. Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort?” …
“So the verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way.” …
“In fact, at every moment of economic change throughout our history, this country has taken bold action to adapt to new circumstances, and to make sure everyone gets a fair shot. We set up worker protections, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to protect ourselves from the harshest adversity. We gave our citizens schools and colleges, infrastructure and the internet — tools they needed to go as far as their effort will take them. “That’s what middle-class economics is — the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.”
America is now poorer, less respected and $17 trillion dollars in debt.
And the US middle class is no longer the most affluent in the world.
The number of Americans who consider themselves middle class has fallen by nearly a fifth over the past five years.
Household incomes have tumbled during Obama’s “recovery.”
And, because of this… Today Republicans hold a 3-1 advantage in working class districts over Democrats.
Obama will celebrate the end of the War on Terror–
Tonight, for the first time since 9/11, our combat mission in Afghanistan is over. Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, fewer than 15,000 remain. And we salute the courage and sacrifice of every man and woman in this 9/11 Generation who has served to keep us safe. We are humbled and grateful for your service.
More… Obama will say that past wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been “costly lessons” – promotes his fight against ISIS as a better way forward.
Will we approach the world fearful and reactive, dragged into costly conflicts that strain our military and set back our standing? Or will we lead wisely, using all elements of our power to defeat new threats and protect our planet?
Another campaign speech. This is nauseating but not surprising.
Obama the America-hater believes the system is rigged:
That’s what middle-class economics is — the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. We don’t just want everyone to share in America’s success — we want everyone to contribute to our success.
— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) January 21, 2015
Obama’s Socialist plan for America.
Yeah, that will work.
More Socialism is the answer pic.twitter.com/cvV1uMeia8
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 21, 2015
This was unbelievable…
My first duty as Commander-in-Chief is to defend the United States of America. In doing so, the question is not whether America leads in the world, but how. When we make rash decisions, reacting to the headlines instead of using our heads; when the first response to a challenge is to send in our military — then we risk getting drawn into unnecessary conflicts, and neglect the broader strategy we need for a safer, more prosperous world. That’s what our enemies want us to do.
I believe in a smarter kind of American leadership. We lead best when we combine military power with strong diplomacy; when we leverage our power with coalition building; when we don’t let our fears blind us to the opportunities that this new century presents. That’s exactly what we’re doing right now — and around the globe, it is making a difference.
He still won’t say Islamic extremism.
What a dope.