by Alberta Parish
Today, we live in a culture, which thrives on mass hysteria. It is this same mass hysteria, which creates political division and produces ideologies that foster a culture of fear as well as religious control. People fear losing their great wealth. People fear losing their advantage and power over others. People fear the unknown or the unexpected. People fear President Barack Obama because they fear change. They fear an America in which the wealthiest 1% of Americans who earn up to $1 million per year will not continue receiving tax breaks under the current tax laws. They fear an America in which everyone will be on equal footing in terms of paying their fair share of taxes. They fear rules and regulations, which prevent them from stealing from the American people. When someone comes along and threatens their way of doing shady business, they want to remove this individual from the equation.
As President Barack Obama delivered his state of the Union speech on January 24, 2012, outlining all his completed reforms and standing tall as a powerful leader of the free world, I saw the faces in the audience. Some had contempt while others had praise for the President, including Warren Buffet’s secretary. Debra Bosanek sat quietly nodding in agreement to the President’s comments when referring to the tax cuts her boss receives, and that more taxes should be paid by the wealthiest Americans who earn up to $1 million per year.
Although Mr. Buffet’s secretary is paying a hefty amount of taxes, she and her husband were able to purchase a second home in Arizona, with a swimming pool and a professional PGA putting green, according to real estate documents. Most Americans can’t even purchase one home, let alone a second home. Most Americans are losing their homes to foreclosure. Most Americans are homeless today, because they’ve lost their homes due to foreclosure. Debra Bosanek should be the last person on national television nodding her head. I should be the one on national television, at the state of the Union, nodding my head!
Today, professional race baiters are busy spinning stories about President Obama’s state of the Union speech. They maintain their positions that President Obama wants a tyrannical utopia, which is a socialist regime in America. Many Christian conservatives have accused President Barack Obama of being the Antichrist himself, and they have manipulated others to believe their prophetic fairy tales of doom and destruction to befall America.
The race baiters create fear and panic where there is none. President Obama is not the guy people should fear.
On the other hand, religious fanatics like Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich we should fear.
A socialist regime is not the agenda the President was pushing Tuesday evening as he delivered his state of the Union speech. He reiterated perfectly during the speech what is going through the minds of many Americans, which are jobs and economic security. In my opinion, the reforms he laid out did not suggest a socialist agenda. However, if two religious fanatics end up as President and Vice President, religious tyranny will probably be the new agenda. Under religious tyranny, there will be no American Dream.
President Obama’s directness in addressing the agenda that dominates public discussion, which is economic stability, quickly grabbed the attention of his audience and even had members of Congress squirming in their seats.
President Obama said that the basic American promise is that if you worked hard, you could do well enough to raise a family, own a home, send your kids to college, and put a little away for retirement. “The defining issue of our time is how to keep that promise alive,” said President Obama. “No challenge is more urgent. No debate is more important. We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. What’s at stake aren’t Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. We have to reclaim them.” President Obama continued, “Banks have made huge bets and bonuses with other people’s money. Regulators have looked the other way or didn’t have the authority to stop the bad behavior. It was wrong. It was irresponsible. And it plunged our economy into a crisis that put millions out of work, saddled us with more debt, and left innocent, hard-working Americans holding the bag.” President Obama continued, “In the last twenty-two months, businesses have created more than three million jobs. Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005. American manufacturers are hiring again, creating jobs for the first time since the late 1990s.
Together, we’ve agreed to cut the deficit by more than two trillion dollars. And we put in place new rules to hold Wall Street accountable so a crisis like this never happens again. The state of our Union is getting stronger. We’ve come too far to turn back now. As long as I’m President, I will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum. But I intend to fight obstruction with action, and I will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place.”
Which Candidate looks more like a “family values” candidate to you? The incumbent…
Even though I made a video several months ago saying that President Obama will get a second term in office, I believe this speech confirms why I know he’ll be a two-term President.
Or the AWD (Ailing Wife Deserter) Candidate?-cs
Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, or Michele Bachmann in a televised national debate against President Barack Obama on his policies – foreign and domestic, and on the reforms he’s made since taking office in January of 2009 will make all of them look like inexperienced interns just getting started in the political field.
Not one Republican presidential candidate has what it takes to match President Obama’s record. If any Republican candidate becomes President, I doubt if he or she completes at least 15% of his/her campaign promises. After all, Newt Gingrich couldn’t even be faithful to his first and second wives. Newt Gingrich asked his second wife to engage in an “open marriage”, according to Marianne Gingrich who gave an interview on ABC, accusing her former husband of having a lack of moral character. This is not the kind of man that I’d want as President of the United States.
Coming from a man who tried to get President Bill Clinton impeached for his affair with Monica Lewinsky, Newt Gingrich can’t be taken seriously about anything that comes out of his mouth. He’s like an imposter, somebody pretending to be one thing but is not.
Conservative bloggers and Republican commentators often describe liberals as having an entitlement mentality, but the same can be said of Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. I think most Americans have an entitlement mentality, because Americans have been conditioned through the many government programs available to them. In addition, the financiers on Wall Street have benefited from exploiting the markets and gambling with taxpayer dollars, which they obviously felt entitled to do. Subsequently, the entitlement mentality on Wall Street resulted in a financial crisis on Wall Street in September of 2008. The near collapse of our nation’s financial institution resulted in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 in which banks and other financial institutions were bailed out by the federal government. On the other hand, the average citizen losing his or her home due to foreclosure didn’t receive a bail out by the government. The bail out of financial institutions pissed off many Americans.
Who has the greatest entitlement mentality? A retiree receiving Social Security Retirement and food stamps, or the self-righteous CEO of a major corporation who outsourced American jobs overseas, using factory slave labor in order to make huge profits, which is how the late Steve Jobs became a billionaire. Factory slave labor was used to make Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad. Americans could’ve made these same products. The only difference is: Steve Jobs would’ve had to pay Americans a fair wage, provide benefits, and be less wealthy. However, this would’ve required that he not possess an entitlement mentality.
America has become a society dependent upon entitlement programs. The same people who want to cut many entitlement programs are the same people with the greatest entitlement mentality.
By exploiting the poor and working-class citizen of this country, the Newt Gingriches of the world have risen to the top of the financial pyramid. Now, on the eve of the collapse of their pyramid, they want to change the agenda in Washington. Too late! President Obama has already beat you to the punch! The old way of doing things is over! We have a new chief in charge whom you will see a lot more during the next four years. So get ready!