In less than five minutes one could read all about Barack Obama's State of the Union address, and learn all you'd need to know, and then some, and be able to spare yourself the hour and a half of droning. But then...if you believe that Obama will not spend "another dime" to accomplish his lofty goals, then you would've wanted to watch the event on TV, so you could've seen his sincerity.
With an almost 17 trillion dollar deficit built up since taking office, there isn't anything Obama has done that hasn't cost a dime. In fact, many dimes. And he'll have to spend many more dimes to achieve any part of his liberal agenda. If he does as Congress wants, and starts making desperately needed spending cuts, he'll have to raise taxes elsewhere. In other areas he'll have to funnel funds from other programs to maintain whatever program it is that he wants to keep.
Anyway you view it, it's going to cost. This March 1st, cuts are set to take place that will devastate this country's military. Obama has yet to openly speak about this dilemma. Of course should that happen, and most on his far-left base would love to see the defense budget get sliced, he would have all kinds of money to implement some of his big government plans. But we have a war going on still....and thanks to Obama's apology tours, America cannot afford to fall behind militarily.
The other part to this though, is how much of what Obama wants to do will get through the Republican controlled Congress? Gun control he can almost write off now.....there's too much senseless regulation as it is. Obama himself will have to really scrutinize any kind of energy spending bills, since so far his new clean energy programs and spending have failed miserably.
The state of affairs for this president is not too grand. He's got a hard road ahead of him if he wants to make the spending cuts that are truly necessary, while trying to maintain what he's started, and then expand to where he wants to be. Fortunately Obama will not have another State of the Union address....but if he does, just reading it will be easier.
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