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January 23 2012

The State of the Union: We're Fed Up!

Anna Rittgers

Obama’s re-election campaign released a preview of his State of the Union address, which indicates that Tuesday night’s speech will be delivered from deep in the trenches of Class Warfare:  “We can go in two directions. One is towards less opportunity and less fairness. Or we can fight for where I think we need to go:  building an economy that works for everyone, not just a wealthy few."

As Charlotte pointed out, the State of the Union address will be nothing more than a political event for Obama, where he'll blame Congress & "the rich" for the nation's ills.  The fact of the matter is that the economy is not working for anyone (save for those crony capitalists getting stimulus funds who just happen to be Obama campaign donors).  

No matter how smoothly and eloquently President Obama can read the words off of his teleprompter tomorrow night, the American people don’t need Obama to tell them the true state of our country:

  • There are so many federal criminal laws, the Wall Street Journal reports that academics and government officials alike have stopped trying to count them.  Estimates of the number of federal regulations range from 10,000-30,000, and “none of the legal groups who have studied the code have a firm number”

 

But the state of our Union doesn’t look all that bad from the windows of the White House, especially when:

  • Michelle Obama spent over $10 million in taxpayer money on 42 days of vacation, travelling to luxurious get-aways and staying in five star hotels.  Note that this total  does not include the First Family’s $4 million dollar, 17 day trip to Hawaii at Christmas.
  • Neither our country’s fiscal woes nor the two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have hindered Obama’s golf game.  Since 2009, the President has played 1,620 holes of golf (according to the Romney campaign).
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