(try not to get too sick watching this)
In a speech long on hyperbole and short on substance, Dear Leader once again returned to the campaign trail, this time addressing a joint session of Congress on prime time television.
some of my favorite moments-
“Not because I believe in bigger government – I don’t”
how he was able to say this with a straight face is beyond me
“Not because I’m not mindful of the massive debt we’ve INHERITED”
yes, we’re going to continue to blame the Bush administration so that WHEN, not IF, this massive transfer of wealth from the government to the private sector fails we can have a ready made scapegoat.
“That is why I have asked Vice President Biden to lead a tough, unprecedented oversight effort”
if the thought of Cotton-eyed Joe running anything doesn’t scare the bejeezus out of you, you’re not human
“ Too many bad loans from the housing crisis have made their way onto the books of too many banks.”
yeah, that little thing called the CRA- which you personally fought the Bush Administration over regulating the couple of days that you actually spent serving in the Senate…
“Second, we have launched a housing plan that will help responsible families facing the threat of foreclosure lower their monthly payments and re-finance their mortgages. It’s a plan that won’t help speculators or that neighbor down the street who bought a house he could never hope to afford, but it will help millions of Americans who are struggling with declining home values”
and here’s where the lying kicks in. Those of you who bought houses you could afford with manageble mortgages will get nothing…well, you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing that your tax dollars will be going to bailout idiots who thought the housing price spiral would continue forever and people working at Target who bought half-million dollar homes through ARMs, interest-only loans, and no doc loans.
“Third, we will act with the full force of the federal government to ensure that the major banks that Americans depend on have enough confidence and enough money to lend even in more difficult times. And when we learn that a major bank has serious problems, we will hold accountable those responsible, force the necessary adjustments, provide the support to clean up their balance sheets, and assure the continuity of a strong, viable institution that can serve our people and our economy.”
through nationalization of the banking and finance industries…
“Still, this plan will require significant resources from the federal government – and yes, probably more than we’ve already set aside”
bend over America! Here it comes!
“but I will do whatever it takes to help the small business that can’t pay its workers or the family that has saved and still can’t get a mortgage.”
by raising taxes on the small business owner and continuing to push the parameters of the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act)..
“It reflects the stark reality of what we’ve inherited – a trillion dollar deficit, a financial crisis, and a costly recession.”
once again, we’re setting up the Bush administration for the blame when this fails..
“Given these realities, everyone in this chamber – Democrats and Republicans – will have to sacrifice some worthy priorities for which there are no dollars. And that includes me.”
we’ll just redefine what an ‘earmark’ is…
“So I ask this Congress to send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy in America. And to support that innovation, we will invest fifteen billion dollars a year to develop technologies like wind power and solar power; advanced biofuels, clean coal, and more fuel-efficient cars and trucks built right here in America.”
Cap and trade, people, along with 15B a year flushed down the toilet to fight “global warming”…
“Already, we have done more to advance the cause of health care reform in the last thirty days than we have in the last decade. When it was days old, this Congress passed a law to provide and protect health insurance for eleven million American children whose parents work full-time”
and have a combined income of up to $80K a year. This is nothing more then back-dooring us into nationalized health care..
“And so tonight, I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma”
I personally love this one, had me screaming so loud I went into a coughing fit…this snob sees us all as a bunch of under-educated Wal-Mart employees.
There’s so much more in here that I could detail, but that would take more time then I have. Read through it yourself and enjoy!