Re: Obama's State of the Union address
posted at 2/12/2013 5:01 PM EST
I was going to pass on this, but then as I read some of the comments, I figured I should get my oar in the water. It appears to me, that the more you take and the less you contribute, the mouthier you get. I have been beaten to a bloody stump, about paying my 'fair share'. The real interesting thing< I find about that concept, is that I haven't seen a SINGLE person, define that. Is 'my fair share' 40%, 50%, 60% of my earned income? I mean what is it. I have come to believe, that the proponents of this concept, can't bring themselves to say it out loud, or layout the definition, because they are either embarrassed or humiliated at what this really means. While the world continues to throw stones back and forth and across the political aisle, we are imploding as a country and a society. Clearly, the successful folks have an obligation to reach back and help other folks get the opportunity to achieve. BUT what obligations do those folks, the ones that we are reaching back for, what obligations do they have?? What is the fair share of effort they owe society? I never here that addressed. I just hear the cry for more investment (revenue/cash/tax increases, etc). Does anyone have the courage, to do a serious analysis, on what has happened to the current level of investment? If we believe there is any merit to this discussion, then why are we so 'flexible' with allowing the illegal entry of other peoples and their continued living arrangement here? THEY are not self sufficient. And the fact that we are a nation of immigrants, the immigrants that built this nation were sponsored by exiting US nationals, up to and including their deportment and financial responsibility. Will I listen to the "Address' , no. I believe President Obama is a Chris Rock wannabee. I don't believe he has respect for the office, the processes this Country was built on, or respect for the people that built it. President Obama is a dressed up Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson, who quite frankly I find despicable. Now before all you characters pull out your 'racist' ammo, to start throwing around, ponder this? What does a Community Activist do? What skills do they bring to the table? What jobs do they create? So here we are, with President Community Activist, managing a country with an almost 8% unemployment rate (near double the rate 4 years ago), gas prices double from what they were 4 years ago, an National Debt, that has increased by 60% in four years, and no light at the end of the tunnel. Yeah, I know it was Bush. Let's say that is the case, did we really need to increase the debt by 60%, to support our drive to double the unemployment rate and the cost of gasoline? Folks, please thin about it.