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SOTUS in a nutshell

Posted by Richard on January 24, 2012

For those who missed it, here’s my summary of the State of the Union speech:

We need to spend more on teachers, spend more on schools, spend more on infrastructure, spend more on teachers (did I mention teachers?), spend more on innovative technology companies like Solyndra, spend more on subsidies for other things I favor … and reduce the national debt.

We need to provide tax credits for job creation, tax preferences for alternative energy, tax breaks for education … and we need to simplify the tax code.

We need to punish achievement with higher taxes, reward failure with more subsidies, and regulate the hell out of everything … that’s how we’ll save our free-enterprise system.

We have a great military (isn’t it terrific how I got bin Laden?). We should emulate them more in the private sector and throughout society. Everyone must be made to work together for a common purpose, as decreed by those in command (me). Everyone must march in lockstep and follow orders. That’s how we’ll preserve this country’s great heritage of liberty.

Vodkapundit summed it up more succinctly: “nothing but promises to spend more, to regulate more, and to tax more. ”

I should be shocked, outraged, and disgusted — but honestly, it’s just about what I expected. So my reaction was basically “ho hum, what else is new?”

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