Obama continued with his false choices. “Should we keep tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires? Or should we put teachers back to work so our kids can graduate ready for college and good jobs? Right now, we can’t afford to do both.” Wrong – we can afford to do both. The easiest way would be to renegotiate all union contracts with teachers. But Obama won’t do that. “I reject the idea that we have to strip away collective bargaining rights to compete in a global economy,” he said.
The only problem is that the real world doesn’t answer to Barack Hussein Obama. While he says he won’t end collective bargaining rights, he also says, “If we provide the right incentives and support – and if we make sure our trading partners play by the rules – we can be the ones to build everything from fuel-efficient cars to advanced biofuels to semiconductors that are sold all over the world. That’s how America can be number one again. That’s how America will be number one again.” Really? We cannot blackmail other countries, particularly China – we simply don’t have that leverage when we owe them cash. And we shouldn’t do that anyway. But Obama believes that just by insisting we can export products, people around the world will buy them.
The big news in Obama’s speech is that he continues to reject the only solution that will work: cutting taxes and regulations, and allowing business to get back to doing its job. “That’s not who we are,” he said. “That’s not the story of America.” Bigger government is Obama’s story of America. Government built the railroads, not railroad magnates; government built highways and dams, not engineers; government created the internet, not individuals.
Obama’s socialist clichés are destroying the American economy. Don’t be fooled by his rhetoric – it’s doubling down on failure, pure and simple.
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