SOTU: When the President Delivers Sound Bites, 140-Character Responses Come Easy
Less Government President @SetonMotley (God bless Twitter):
On whether to watch the State of the Union:
#SOTU or hockey? Only one is guaranteed to have a lot of bad goals.
On anticipating the #SOTU content:
#SOTU = Illegal Executive Order announcement list. #Fiats
On the President's assertion the #SOTU would be debt-free:
He'll propose tax increases MT @amandacarpenter: Obama says his plans won't increase the deficit "one dime."
Tax deform RT @amandacarpenter: Repeat after me: Tax increases are not tax reform.
@BarackObama is the Oliver Twist of tax increases.
@BarackObama said #sotu wldnt raise debt. And #ObamaCare would lower costs. And he would 1/2 the #deficit in his first term. And....
On the President hailing the economic “recovery”:
Didn't the #economy just contract?
On the minimum wage hike:
If you have to wait for the gov to force your employer to give you a raise, you're doing it wrong.
Minimum wage hikes = killed jobs.
Want to know why gigs go overseas? Not fictional tax breaks. High taxes, and regs like a $9/hr #minimumwage.
On the President’s alleged debt reductions:
Not cuts. Promised future reductions in increases.
Net debt? +$5 trillion on @BarackObama's watch.
2008 fed budget: $2.7 trillion. 2012: $3.73 trillion. #YesWeCan cut spending.
On his assertion that government spending cuts hurt the economy:
Gov borrowing less means job creators can borrow more. That's how spending cuts create growth.
On ObamaCare reducing health insurance costs:
#ObamaCare is actually skyrocketing #healthcare costs.
On “lurching from crisis to crisis”:
How about passing a budget? Isn't that perpetual "crisis?"
We haven't yet recovered from the #Stimulus crisis.
Democrat slogan: Any storm is a port. #DontLetACrisisGotoWaste
On more (non-)green (non-)energy government spending:
Translation: We will spend more real money on fake energy. #GreenEnergy #solyndra
Dept of Energy "jobs" = #Solyndra green "energy" nightmare messes. #CronySocialism
Solar energy is ridiculously expensive, and poisonous to the environment. #Win
Gov R&D stinks on ice. #solyndra Let the private sector do R&D instead.
On government money for roads and transportation:
Translation: #Bailout cities that have elected Democrats for decades.
High speed rail - nowhere to nowhere for billions of dollars.
Why should Topeka be taxed to build a road in Minot?
On Cyber Security and the Internet:
Bc it's an opportunity for a huge power grab RT @DanIsett: Cybersecurity is pretty wonky stuff... surprised to hear it during #SOTU
I pledge #transparency the day before I issue an illegal #CyberSecurity #ExecutiveOrder.
#CyberSecurity - anyone notice that it's the gov that is constantly being broken into? The private sector handles it mostly just fine
#CyberSecurity who would you rather have handling it? Comcast and Verizon - or the fed gov? #Outsource
Gov #Internet = #Amtrak #USPS
Best vote system improvement? #PhotoID
On the First and Second Amendments:
What will the fed gov do w/ #BackgroundCheck info after you pass? #2ndamendment
If only her teacher had been armed, she would likely still be with us. #Newtown #2ndAmendment
They deserve to be able to defend themselves #2ndAmendment RT @owillis: They deserve a vote.
Bc we still like the #Constitution MT @markos: Why are Republicans so afraid to cast a "no" vote on sensible gun regulations?
We deserve our #2ndAmendment rights.
Doesn't a #budget deserve a vote?
So we have to provide abortion pills - but not a photo ID when we vote?
Except for Christians and Catholics here. #ObamaCare
#BordersFirst - then get back to me on "comprehensive."
#MeansTest all applicants for amnesty/citizenship/visas/green cards. If they'll be on a gov program, they don't get in.
#HeadStart has cost tens of billions of dollars - and done NOTHING to improve scores.
Studies show that #HeadStart preschool does NOTHING for kids. Obama Admin study says so.
More yrs of perpetually, titanically failed gov schools.
College prices skyrocket higher the more gov $ is available. To get an 18th Century Lesbian Poetry degree.
On things international:
More words about international security - when actions are required. #Benghazi
Egypt? Syria? Libya? Al Q seems to be doing fairly well.
Impunity, actually #sotu RT @SeeTac7: Obama supporters think his message was about unity.
We aren't citizens, we are subjects.