By Nan S
“In the coming months, let’s see where else we can make progress together. Let’s make this a year of action. That’s what most Americans want – for all of us in this chamber to focus on their lives, their hopes, their aspirations. And what I believe unites the people of this nation, regardless of race or region or party, young or old, rich or poor, is the simple, profound belief in opportunity for all – the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead,” he said.
American hopes and aspirations? I guess that he forgot to mention the TTP that he is secretly working out behind closed doors, the Ponzi scheme called Obamacare that he created, or the fact that we have lost tons more freedoms under his watch and not to mention, the horrible poverty that has blossomed under his watch! So he tells us that we must work hard but who or what are we working so hard for? Certainly not us…In fact, we are working harder and doing for the rich so that the rich can get richer. There certainly have not been any real jobs for anyone on his watch. …. Just low-paying, no benefit slavery ones and many of them part time and temp jobs.
“Let’s face it: that belief has suffered some serious blows. Over more than three decades, even before the Great Recession hit, massive shifts in technology and global competition had eliminated a lot of good, middle-class jobs, and weakened the economic foundations that families depend on,” Obama went on.
So if that is the cause for us losing them, then I guess you are saying they are never coming back because that issue still remains.
“Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled. The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by – let alone get ahead. And too many still aren’t working at all.”
So why is it that Obama has done everything in his power along with the losers in congress to continue to put forth policies that actually continue to promote these things and the recovery is a lie? I supposed that is why he let the unemployment checks of 1.3 million unemployed Americans expire recently. Also, that must be why according to a report “poverty threshold for a family of four in 2013 was $23,550.” Also according to Roberts, “As only slightly more than one percent of Americans make more than $200,000 annually and less than four-tenths of one percent make $1,000,000 or more annually, there are not enough people with discretionary income to drive the economy with consumer spending. When real median family income and real per capita income ceased to grow and began falling, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan substituted a credit expansion to take the place of the missing growth in income. However, as consumers became loaded with debt, it was no longer possible to expand consumer spending with credit expansion.” (1)
Back to Obama:
“Our job is to reverse these tides. It won’t happen right away, and we won’t agree on everything. But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class, and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require Congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still – and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do,” he said.
“Opportunity is who we are. And the defining project of our generation is to restore that promise.”
If they are about opportunity then I have to ask what opportunity and Obama does not want to bypass the congress to help the American people. He wants to use the executive orders to put things through like TPP that will do nothing but hurt the American people. He wants to also dictate whatever he feels is best for him, the rest of the government, the bankers, and the corporations. He could care less about you and me or the chance that the middle class will ever reappear or he would not be doing everything to turn this place into a banana republic.
“The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact,” he said. “And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did.”
What a hoot! He must be forgetting about Fukushima, the failing nuclear power plants, and how he is doing nothing at all to repair the aged ones. Nothing safe, clean, or stable about that. Also…he has been talking about this clean energy for years but I still fail to see any!
“If John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan could negotiate with the Soviet Union, then surely a strong and confident America can negotiate with less powerful adversaries today,” Obama said. “The sanctions that we put in place helped make this opportunity possible. But let me be clear: if this Congress sends me a new sanctions bill now that threatens to derail these talks, I will veto it.”
“For the sake of our national security, we must give diplomacy a chance to succeed. If Iran’s leaders do not seize this opportunity, then I will be the first to call for more sanctions, and stand ready to exercise all options to make sure Iran does not build a nuclear weapon. But if Iran’s leaders do seize the chance, then Iran could take an important step to rejoin the community of nations, and we will have resolved one of the leading security challenges of our time without the risks of war.”
Oh…I see…calling for sanctions on a country that has done absolutely nothing to deserve them. The only reason they think that they need sanctions is because Israel is lobbying for US to do so. It is all about money and greed and stealing land. Just like I said, this is not to help anybody but the super-rich and the crooks, and furthermore, it is unconstitutional.
“I think what you’re going to hear from the president on Tuesday night is a series of concrete, practical, specific proposals on how we restore opportunity through a wide set of means: job training, education, manufacturing, energy,” said White House advisor Dan Pheiffer on Fox News Sunday. “And these will be some legislative proposals, but also a number of actions he can take on his own.”
It’s never going to happen. Obama always promises job creation but it will not and cannot happen because they are doing everything in the government to stop it from ever happening and besides how many times have we heard this same song being played in his speeches? Anything that you hear from the Whitehouse and the mainstream news are just spewed lies.