President Obama gave his State of the Union speech and I liked it a lot. Late Tuesday night the left-leaning New York Times already had an editorial out on line that opined ‘While many of the president’s proposals were familiar, and will probably be snuffed out by politics, his speech explained to a wide audience what could be achieved if there were even a minimal consensus in Washington’. Some of the proposals were : background checks for all gun sales and banning assault rifles, raise the minimum wage to $9 from $7.25, withdraw 34,000 troops from Afghanistan by this time next year, universal public preschool in every state, a tax code that encourages manufacturing, immigration reform, and improvements in the the voting system (yes, that means especially you, State of Florida*).
*Voters spent up to 8 hours in line at the November elections. Chris Matthews of MSNBC pointed out that he was in South Africa for the historic 1994 elections and that the longest
time South Africans spent in line anywhere in the country was 4 hours.
Senator Marco Rubio ‘The Republican Savior’ addressed the nation with his response to the President’s speech saying ‘More government isn’t going to help you get ahead. It’s going to hold you back. More government isn’t going to create more opportunities. It’s going to limit them. And more government isn’t going to inspire new ideas, new businesses and new private sector jobs. It’s going to create uncertainty.’