Talking Points Tuesdays – The State of the Union 2011
Tonight President Obama will deliver his 2nd State of the Union, in his first State of the Union he stressed the importance of Health Care Reform and attempted to dis-spell the inaccurate information concerning the legislation. The night took a turn for the worse when Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) yelled out,
While the President was explaining that his Health Care Reform would not cover illegals.
This time around I doubt we will have a “You Lie” moment but we will certainly hear some moans and groans as it is expected that President Obama will focus on investing in the future. An investment in Education, Infrastructure, and Research and Development…. With our National Deficit hovering around $14 Trillion Republicans and Tea Partiers will not be happy with all the investment talk. Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) appeared on the Sunday talk shows preaching “Cut and Grow” instead of spending aka investing and growing.
To be honest I am not sure how you can “Cut and Grow”?????
We all understand that the deficit is out of control, but at the same time the United States is a Super Power that cannot afford to be stagnant while China and Japan are still growing. In order to grow we will have to RESPONSIBLY spend/invest in our future; along with taking a hard look at cutting back in all areas. I believe the President will show that he is open to looking at the Fiscal Commission findings and work with both Democrats and Republicans to reduce the deficit, although the President has already let it be known through his advisors that he is NOT willing to cut Social Security benefits.
With that said Republicans should not feel as if the President is turning a deaf ear to them or the American people as Social Security was not the only recommendation (Fiscal Commission Report). The Fiscal Commission made up of Republicans and Democrats also stated that while we have to make cuts in spending that we cannot afford to go the route of draconian cuts; those type of cuts could stall the recovery of the economy. Cuts have to be made but…
WE MUST INVEST IN OURSELVES!!!
If we don’t we could go down the road of the U.K. as it was reported today; their economy contracted in the 4th quarter. This was after enacting drastic cuts in spending, which in turn possibly caused a slow down in the economy. The type of slow down we want to avoid in the U.S.
Tonight’s State of the Union will not only be the launch point for President Obama’s 2012 Campaign but it will also be a launch point for the future of the U.S. economy….
Let’s see how successful of a launch this will be!!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!