Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Where to begin?  The President's State of the Union address was so full of new spending programs it is only a matter of time before all Americans are paying a federal tax rate of 80% and even then it won't be enough to cover his grandiose ideals.

Here's what the Heritage Foundation thinks of the STOU address.

FactCheck  lets us know what was "spin".

John Gizzi thinks he rehashed his Inaugural Address, with a few more big government ideas.

Andrew Malcolm reminds us that  "The bad news is we've still got 1,437 days of this guy's gabbing to endure. The good news: Yesterday it was 1,438."

Of course, the New York Times has a different view, one that believes President Obama is setting the right course for America.  They say in part "Mr. Obama made clear that after his re-election in November, he does not intend to allow a relentless Republican drive for spending cuts to define his second term. And in laying out his agenda, he continued trying to define a 21st-century version of liberalism that could outlast his time in office and do for Democrats what Reagan did for Republicans"  Interesting statement, what Reagan did for Republicans..... President Ronald Reagan did what he did for AMERICANS, he laid out policies that gave Americans the ability to keep more of what they earned, cut regulations to allow companies to grow and increased our ability to defend ourselves.  Ronald Reagan saw America as the land of opportunity and made it possible for Americans to prosper from that opportunity, NOT have Americans dependent on government to provide what people are unwilling to work for. Question for the New York Times, what happens when no one is willing to work to pay for governments' largesses?

Senator Rubio has it right when he says "more government isn't going to help you".  Senator Rubio's transcript is here.

Great news from Chiaroscuro Foundation!  Governor Cuomo's proposed abortion expansion, are too radical for most (78.8%) New Yorkers.   According to the survey:

  • A vast majority of New Yorkers believe (78.8%), when they are informed of the number of abortions in New York, believe there is already sufficient access to abortion in New York State.
  • 75% oppose changing the law so that someone other than a doctor can perform surgical abortions;
  • 89% oppose abortions for reducing twins or triplets to a single child, and
  • 92% oppose late-term abortions for sex selection.

Read more about the poll here. 

Say it ain't so.... Governor Cuomo, are you really putting your own ambitions ahead of the welfare of New York's residents?

Wednesday's with Walter E. Williams.

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