Frankly, Obama has shown he will continue to ignore the will of the people while only paying casual lip service to their concerns.
For someone who seems to like investing, which may have been the word of the night, he doesn’t seem so interested in doing the due diligence that most real-world investors are required to do.
If we are really serious about having American students “Race to the Top” to be innovative and compete with the likes of China and India, for example, then we’d better get serious about focusing on teaching math and science like China and India rather than sex education, diversity initiatives, and healthy eating habits.
In listening to Obama’s speech, it’s obvious that he and I do not share common dreams and common hopes. I’d hoped that, for instance, when Obama said that a government shouldn’t spend more than it takes in, he was speaking about fiscal discipline. Instead, it seemed he was simply talking about taking more money from our pockets.
When Obama says millionaires should give up their tax cuts and that we cannot afford to give tax breaks to the top two percent of Americans, it says to me that he feels the government is entitled to impound the income of the hardworking wealthy — regardless of its impact on our competitiveness and job creation.
Want innovation? Remove tax burdens and regulations from the throats of businesses to increase profits, create jobs, stimulate growth, and encourage entrepreneurship.
At this time of great national uncertainty, it would have been better for Obama to be more introspective about the state of our union than the extrovert he was the other night.