State Of The Union State Of Discord
If there is one area Americans, all countries for that matter, should watch like a hawk is their government, searching for signs of erosion and with a mighty voice of reason to stop it before it stops them. Tyranny will grow as cancer and consume a nation if not caught and cut out.
The Constitution of the United States has for its almost sole purpose the protection of the freedom of the people. We must combat every attempt to break down or to make it easy, under the pretended guise of legal procedure, to throw open the way to reaction or revolution. To adopt any other course is to put in jeopardy the sacred right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. ~ President Calvin Coolidge, 6 September 1924
State Of The Union Topics
• Tax reform and the economy: “Just as I promised the American people from this podium 11 months ago, we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reform in American history. . . . Roughly 3 million workers have already gotten tax cut bonuses.”
• Reshaping Washington: “In our drive to make Washington accountable, we have eliminated more regulations in our first year than any administration in the history of our country.”
• Immigration reform: “Struggling communities, especially immigrant communities, will also be helped by immigration policies that focus on the best interests of American workers and American families.”
• Getting trade right: “America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our wealth.”
• Rebuilding our infrastructure: “America is a nation of builders. We built the Empire State Building in just one year – isn’t it a disgrace that it can now take ten years just to get a minor permit approved for the building of a simple road?”
• Keeping America safe: “I am proud to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated very close to 100 percent of the territory just recently held by these killers in Iraq and in Syria.”
While watching President Trump deliver his address during his first “State of the Union” there was something very telling about the opposition party as they sat in the House chamber with hands folded this past Wednesday. The President spoke about various areas of concerns that millions of Americans are deeply troubled about—
The Democrats wore black to begin with during President Trump’s speech, as if to be in mourning, which of course they were, because what the President hit on were areas they are in deep opposition to. The House erupts over the lowest employment record for Black and Hispanic Americans. When the President spoke of the lowest unemployment rate for the Black and Hispanic population ever recorded the Progressive (big government) Democrats just sat there with a smug look on their faces. They may as well have been saying “we want our Black and Hispanic population unemployed; we want them as victims of the White man” and only vote Democrat——
“Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low. (Applause.) It’s something I’m very proud of. African American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded. (Applause.) And Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history.” (Applause.)
When President Trump spoke about the recent tax cuts for individual Americans and businesses the House Chamber erupted, except of course, where the Democrats were seated, nothing but stoic silence and disdain over those cuts—
“And just as I promised the American people from this podium 11 months ago, we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history. (Applause.)
Our massive tax cuts provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small business. To lower tax rates for hardworking Americans, we nearly doubled the standard deduction for everyone. (Applause.) Now, the first $24,000 earned by a married couple is completely tax-free. (Applause.) We also doubled the child tax credit. (Applause.) A typical family of four making $75,000 will see their tax bill reduced by $2,000, slashing their tax bill in half. (Applause.)
In April, this will be the last time you will ever file under the old and very broken system, and millions of Americans will have more take-home pay starting next month — a lot more. (Applause.)
We eliminated an especially cruel tax that fell mostly on Americans making less than $50,000 a year, forcing them to pay tremendous penalties simply because they couldn’t afford government-ordered health plans. (Applause.) We repealed the core of the disastrous Obamacare. The individual mandate is now gone. Thank heaven. (Applause.)
We slashed the business tax rate from 35 percent all the way down to 21 percent, so American companies can compete and win against anyone else anywhere in the world. (Applause.) These changes alone are estimated to increase average family income by more than $4,000. A lot of money.” (Applause.)
“Small businesses have also received a massive tax cut, and can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.”
The House went wild over the remarks of tax cuts and the failed Obamacare forced health plan, but as predicted the Democrats just sat and sulked over good news for the electorate.
As you see each of these stills from the White House cameras please note how the Democrats reacted to each point the president made—
Americans are Dreamers too – Most Democrats sit
Ending Catch and release for illegals – Most Democrats sit
In God We Trust – Most Democrats sit
Merit Based immigration system – Most Democrats sit
Appointing Constitutional Judges – Democrats sit
Companies come back home due to lower corporate tax rates – Most Democrats sit
The overall tone for President Trump’s State of the Union speech was upbeat; the speech was well delivered and heartfelt. Millions of Americans have been waiting for over 8 years for the right policies to come out of a president and Trump delivered those. The weak knee, do nothing Republicans held over from the past administration even stood to applaud these new policies.
However, our government is gravely damaged from decades of placing Americans into debt, along with a bureaucracy that runs most of the government without checks and balances; we are in grave trouble as a nation. With 20 trillion in debt and 220 trillion in unfunded liabilities our children’s, children, children will be paying for it in massive taxes, which means a probability of collapse of our economy sometime in the future. Only through massive government cuts a long standing robust economy and elimination of many departments, do we have some ray of hope. A Trillion dollars more will be borrowed this year in 2018 by our government just to operate and meet expenditures, dwarfing last year’s borrowing.
Full text: State of the Union January 30, 2018