The democrats acted like vampires that Trump had poured holy water on,the holy water of America First.....Zinger after zinger a direct hit on the resistance....
One of best lines was,"citizens are dreamers also".
A little long in length but highlighted the lack of the" I" word.
My predictions on the tax cut have been confirmed. The only ones who benefit from them are people who work for a living and corporate management. The individual gains were for those earning the most. As to the corporate tax cuts, you have already seen what corporations are doing with them, paying bonuses, not reducing prices which would be a boon to those who do not make enough to pay taxes. The tax plan means the government will continue to spend the same amount or more and collect less to pay for it.
As for immigration, every person added to the population means a further increase in the dole for those who do not work but qualify for welfare. Each year there are about 900,000 people who reach retirement age. If they retire and they were working that means the economy can support 900,000 jobs. But, there are 1.3 million reaching the working age of 18 so 400,000 of them will find no work unless it is created by the government. In addition we admit over 1 million immigrants, the majority of whom have no skill and do not speak the language. That means in order to survive we must create 1.4 million jobs each year or as the case now stands, the majority of them will have to be supported by the government dole.
Saudi Arabians are not taxed, except a pittance that is used to support the poor of which there are really none. Their economy is supported by the sale of surplus oil which they will some day run out of surplus to sell. The US dollar is no longer backed by gold and really never was. It is backed by the food (human fuel) we produce in abundance. We have not yet reached the point where consumption equals supply but we have a government, whose tax code determines who gets how much and unevenly distributes what is available. If you don't work you go on the dole but not all qualify. Unlike those in other countries who have the dilemma of not growing enough food to feed their population our non-workers have no where to go when the government dole doesn't include them.
No surprise there.
Counted 31 eyes, what did Obama usually average?
Must say I liked his inaugural speech much better, after reading the transcript, felt that I was reading one of W Bush's SOTU
In 2010 O said 106 plus a few others fro a total of about 146.
So much for comments on the substance.
pmconusa.... For most of us who still think America despite it's flaws is the best country in the world...Trump's message of America first resonated with us ...I liked what he said at Davos...that it is every leaders job to be the cheerleader for their country......That's what I heard .....at the SOTUS.
I made a response on the substance of your comments on the tax bill elsewhere, and you completely ignored them.
I don't know whether to call you Captain Obvious, Captain Evasive, Captain Doesn't Know What He Thinks He Knows, Captain Irrelevant, or any number of other titles of "Honor."
Oh, yeah. Captain Brevity....
Johnw:Best at what?
Brevity... Economy with Words... LOL... not one of his virtues.
"You obviously have a wonderful economy with words... I look forward to your next syllable with great eagerness."
-Sir John Gielgud (as Hobson) in "Arthur" (1981)
Mel: If you meant the following
1. You are effectively saying that there are no needs for Authorization and Appropriation Bills ever.
2.Because everything can continue in perpetuity at the current rates absent any other intervening or subsequent laws.
3.That no further congressional action is required to extend budget applicability and law in place beyond it's original statutory time span.
1. I did not say there is no need for authorization and appropriation bills ever. What I said is that once they are adopted they can be implemented. As I tried to point out the appropriations for the tax year October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 have already been made and what the Congress must work on are the appropriations for Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30,. 2019. It is similar to the budgets your company worked on except corporate fiscal years are July 1 to June 30. The major difference which you so rightly pointed out one time in a Brunswick Town meeting and an article you wrote for your favorite newspaper the Ostrich. In it you rightly stated that budgets should be based on what the company can afford to spend not what the departments want. The federal government operates under the same basis as the Town of Brunswick except it doesn't give a diddly squat what the people can afford because it borrows, now instead of taxing. The towns and the State do not have that option but they operate as if they did because the federal government returns some of the States federal tax collections. in essence subsidizing indirect borrowing.
2. It can't and doesn't have to because the Congress has always intervened and passed continuing resolutions but you will notice they never get anywhere close to September 30 in doing so. Not having a budget by then so that the money can be properly appropriated would still not stop the income only the expenditures. It would however stop the payments on the debt and the bankers who control the government would never allow it.
3. I think my answer in 2 above suffices but if it doesn't rephrase your question and I will try and answer it.
This is what I did not want to hear at SOTU, that America does not have enough nuclear weapons, that somehow we are weak and vulnerable because we don't have enough nuclear weapons, that we need to borrow print decrease the value of the dollar, because we don't have enough nuclear weapons.
It's been said that we have enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world 100 times over, so let's say that is a lie we only have enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world 10 times over, do we need to destroy waste money to get us back to 100 times?
IS Russia Iran China Pakistan thinking, America only has enough nukes to destroy us 10 times over, what a bunch of suckers Americans are, let us take them on.
That considering the US is the greatest debtor nation in the world, and much of that debt is held by China, as Trump calls them our rivals. So with all this borrowing that is going to build up our nuclear weapons, who is going to buy that debt, the Chinese, our rivals? The same ones we want to nuke?
What if China, our rivals decided they wanted to buy no more of Americas debt, what if China decided they wanted to dump whatever treasury bonds they already had seeing how they are our rivals? Who is going to buy Americans bonds to finance the increase in Nukes and MIC spending, our rivals?
No the western powers will just buy each others bonds/treasuries as they have for ten years until our money means nothing, other than the nukes we buy to destroy the earth 10 times over or is it 100. Damn good plan
A nation 22 trillion dollars in debt, and that is a lie, because it is greater, needs to spend more money on nukes. What asshat thought that up?
pmconusa.... personal freedom....tell me where else a man can eat as many or as few kcals as he wants on any given day.....
Now there is a substantive question.
At every single place in the world that accepts money in exchange for goods with one exception. I was in a restaurant at Schiphol airport in The Netherlands and a woman sat at the next table and ordered soup. She ate the soup and when the waiter brought the bill she refused to pay it because it cost too much. Despite the waiters admonition she knew the cost when she ordered the soup she still refused and repeated her reason when the waiter called the manager. Unlike the old saw that you could wash the dishes in exchange for the meal, which is really an option for the eater she was not offered it but the manager tore up the bill and the lady walked.
Mel: I apologize for my reply because it was incomplete. Article 1 Section 8 of the U. S. Constitution stipulates the congress has the power to raise and support Armies but in no case shall the appropriation of money for that purpose extend beyond two years. The objective in this case was to not bind the next House of Representatives should they not wish to extend or even abolish it. I know of very few current government military procurement programs for things such as B1 bombers that do not extend beyond two years and are therefore a breach of Constitutional prohibitions lending further proof that my statement that the Constitution is no longer the law of the land except as it suits the government.
I saw our senator, the Independent one, sitting with the Democrats during the general applause for one of POTUS's remarks. He stayed in his seat with the Democrats and was making a face as though he'd just taken a bite of a lemon.
Are you referring to Anus from Maine?
Anguish not Anus !
King that ole bastard, saw him on the tv, an old bastard may he die a quick or painful death, may god decide, but let it be soon.
Trump could have sweetened the offer on illegals at the state of the union address.....He could have offered ,for every scumbag ms13 or criminal the dems and sanctuary city mayors help him round up and permanently deport ,he would allow an illegal to be chosen by lottery for instant full citizenship...
He should offer that every criminal alien they want can stay... but only in a sanctuary city.