If you were unlucky enough to catch the President’s State of the Union address, you were probably pleasantly surprised at some of the things that were said. From Obama’s remarks:
“Over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion – mostly through spending cuts, but also by raising tax rates…”
Really? The facts tell another story:
Not to mention the “spending cuts” amount to just about 5% of the amount of tax increases.
“In 2011, Congress passed a law saying that if both parties couldn’t agree on a plan to reach our deficit goal, about a trillion dollars’ worth of budget cuts would automatically go into effect this year. These sudden, harsh, arbitrary cuts would jeopardize our military readiness. They’d devastate priorities like education, energy, and medical research. They would certainly slow our recovery, and cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs. That’s why Democrats, Republicans, business leaders, and economists have already said that these cuts, known here in Washington as “the sequester,” are a really bad idea.”
Umm, Mr. President, “the sequester,” as it’s known in Washington (and everywhere else, you pompous elitist), was your bad idea.
“But we can’t ask senior citizens and working families to shoulder the entire burden of deficit reduction while asking nothing more from the wealthiest and most powerful.”
Did you miss the point about taxing the wealthiest among us? Because the top 1% in this country pay over 36% of all taxes. What more do you want, Mr. President?
“Our government shouldn’t make promises we cannot keep – but we must keep the promises we’ve already made.”
Promises like, you know, halving the deficit in four years, but actually increasing it?!
In what fantasy world do President Obama and these Democrats live in? They make these outrageous statements, and their actions are almost complete polar opposites. And yet the voters reelected this guy. Sadly enough, these tactics work. Just lie to America–they’ll never know the difference. President Obama might as well just come out and say what he truly believes.
Such high esteem our President holds the average American. And, of course, Ohio Democrats are no different, believing that the rules don’t apply to them, using blatant hypocrisy, and even going so far as to break the law to accomplish their partisan goals.
I understand that we will have disagreements on matters of policy, but at the end of the day, we should all be able to agree that the rule of law should be respected. Not so, say Ohio Democrats. Everyone’s favorite pirate–and a man so egotistical he doesn’t even live in the district he represents–thinks that breaking the law is a great way to express your political differences:
Ohio Democratic Chairman Chris Redfern said in a statement, “It’s convenient Governor Kasich can call upon his contributors to launch a politically motivated witch hunt against those that have the nerve to speak out against the governor’s plan to decimate school funding to pay for a handout to the wealthy. It sends a disturbing message to the people of Ohio that Kasich’s friends might abuse government resources to punish this Superintendent who is simply standing up for local school funding that the governor has stripped away.”
It’s as if Democrats just don’t care what they do, so long as their partisan agenda continues. It’s disgusting. And it just goes to show how little Democrats–here in Ohio and in Washington–think of Americans.