Yes, it’s that time of year again:
Time to break out the Pepto Bismol, as POTUS makes his grand entrance, to the cheers of
politicians on crack mindless Libs Democrats everywhere.
But for me, enough is enough. I will not be watching this time.
Sure, I could engage in a drinking game. That would certainly take the edge off things.
But if the words “I,” “me” and “my” are selected, there may be serious risk of alcohol poisoning.
No, this time I will be engaged in more important pursuits:
With ipod earbuds firmly planted in my ears, I will be listening again to last Wednesday’s Tammy Radio Podcast (You know, the show where Tammy was slightly “under the weather,” and hilarity ensued) while I clean out the lint from the dryer.
And then, on to re-arranging my sock drawer.
Here are other suggested SOTU activities, via Twitter:
#SOTU i wont be watching, I have an appointment to have screws put in my eyes instead!
— Capitano America (@sdistef) January 27, 2014
@sdistef I'll be cleaning the bathroom on my hands and knees with a toothbrush.
— Where Liberty Dwells (@America_abides) January 27, 2014
Of course, if you do plan on watching, Obama Bingo is always fun: (h/t fullmetalpatriot.com)
You will hear a lot about opportunity, action, and optimism.
And yes, all three are definitely possible — if POTUS immediately resigns.
As Lawrence Kudlow points out in Investor’s Business Daily — Business Group Has Message for Washington: Growth
….Trouble is, President Obama talks about inequality and income redistribution, not growth.
Instead of unleashing entrepreneurship, Obama harps on raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment assistance. Of course, increased investment that doubles the rate of job creation would make minimum-wage and unemployment-benefit discussions unnecessary.
Obama would also penalize corporations that hold profits overseas rather than lower penalties so this money would come home for private investment. In fact, most of the Democratic Party is on a path to punish success, not reward it; to enlarge the reach of government in business, rather than incentivize entrepreneurs.
I call this the Sandinista wing of the Democratic party. It’s named after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who spent a goodly amount of time in Nicaragua and Cuba and is in full-fledged attack mode to punish successful earners and businesses by raising taxes of “fairness.”
Fairness is not opportunity. But tell that to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who also is arguing for punishments on business and banking.
De Blasio and Warren are spewing the socialist doctrine of equality of results, rather than the capitalist model of equality of opportunity.
They want income leveling and redistribution — the opposite of growth. Unfortunately, Obama appears to have caught the Sandinista disease.
And the Business Roundtable and the American business community will have one heck of a time turning him around. Then again, that’s what elections are for. And that’s why we’ll see big changes come November.
Anyway, if you do tune in to the SOTU, please tweet me — @NYJooo — if Joe Biden catches some zzzzzz’s during the speech.
I could really use a good laugh.
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