President Obama touched on spending, education, and healthcare during his State of the Union Address, but his demand that Congress vote on a series of new gun controls resulted in thunderous applause and caused many to sing his praises-except Ben Carson.
It was only about a week ago when Dr. Carson, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., blindsided President Obama and the First Lady at the National Prayer Breakfast with his scrutinizing speech resulting in some calling for him to apologize to the President while others think he should run for President himself.
President Obama said part of the way both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit over the years by more than $2.5 trillion included raising tax rates on the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans.”
WWBCD: He would use something similar to the biblical principal of tithing-not necessarily giving 10%, but along the same principle.
“Of course, some people say, that’s not fair because it doesn’t hurt the guy who made $10 Billion dollars as much as the guy who made $10. Where does it say you have to hurt the guy? He’s just put in a billion in the pot. We don’t need to hurt him.” explained Carson.
President Obama stated, “Yes, the biggest driver of our long-term debt is the rising cost of health care for an aging population. And those of us who care deeply about programs like Medicare must embrace the need for modest reforms.”
WWBCD: He would use a Health Savings Account (HSA) system.
“When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record and a health savings account [HSA], to which money can be contributed, pre-tax from the time you are born, to the time you die. When you die, you can pass it on to your family members so that when you’re 85 years old and you’ve got 6 diseases, you’re not trying to spend up everything.”
President Obama announced a new challenge that would restructure America’s high schools, better equip students with the skills today's employers are looking for to fill high-tech jobs, offer incentives to schools that partner with colleges and employers, and create classes that focus on science, technology, engineering and math.
WWBCD: He would make sure smart kids receive their props.
Dr. Carson explained that it was time for the "intellectual superstars" to get more support and encouragement.
He then explained that he had nothing against athletics or other pursuits in school but stated "What will maintain our position in the world? The ability to shoot a 25-foot jump shot, or the ability to solve a quadratic equation? We need to put the things into proper perspective."
“It’s not my intention to offend anyone”, said Carson before his speech. Did he? Watch and decide for yourself.