State of the Union Recap

State of the Union Recap January 25, 2012

So here’s what I did like

– the idea of bringing jobs back to this country. I amen this: It’s time to stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, and start rewarding companies that create jobs right here in America.

-fixing the tax structure, something I think Obama should have done before he put all that energy into the national health care.  Seems to me if you fix the tax structure, you’d have the money you need to implement a better health care plan.  All for this: From now on,every multinational company should have to pay a basic minimum tax. And every penny should go towards lowering taxes for companies that choose to stay here and hire here. Third, if you’re an American manufacturer, you should get a bigger tax cut. If you’re a high-tech manufacturer, we should double the tax deduction you get for making products here.

addressing the immigration issue: Let’s also remember that hundreds of thousands of talented,
hardworking students in this country face another challenge: The fact that they aren’t yet American citizens. Many were brought here as small children, are American through and through, yet they live every day with the threat of deportation.
Reform in the immigration policy is the one area in which I actually support Newt Gingrich. He’s got some good ideas on this issue. Whatever Obama’s ideas are, he’s made very little effort in getting them implemented.

What I don’t see working:

– Education. I call on every State to require that all students stay in high school until they graduate or turn eighteen. Great idea. How are you going to make that work? Parents have to be a total buy-in on this and they will never agree to it. Shoot, a bulk of parents quit parenting when kids turn 13. Ever try to get a 16-year-old do something they don’t want to do?

– More on Education: This Congress needs to stop the interest rates on student loans from doubling in July. Extend the tuition tax credit we started that saves middle-class families thousands of dollars. And give more young people the chance to earn their way through college by doubling the number of work-study jobs in the next five years. And where is the money for those work-study jobs going to come from?

– And more on Education: So let me put colleges and universities on notice: If you can’t stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down. Higher education can’t be a luxury – it’s an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford. Do you really imagine that colleges and universities like raising tuition? We pay lip service to education in this nation. Where are cash-strapped states supposed to get the monies from to help universities?

And China, they are not going to like President Obama’s message much.

What about you?

What did you like? Dislike? What did you think?


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