Posted by John Giokaris on January 25, 2012 - 8:31 pm
While Americans suffer from a stagnant economy, high unemployment, and a record $15 trillion debt, President Obama, in Tuesday's State of the Union Address, advocated more of the same: trillions in spending, higher taxes, and more aggressive regulations.
He called for more government-based solutions and redistributive wealth policies, all while ignoring unpopular signature legislation like the Stimulus, the Frank-Dodd Act, and Obamacare.
He called for broader consensus among the parties, despite making no effort for consensus for bipartisan cooperation like pro-growth tax reform, the Keystone XL pipeline, and increasing access to credit for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
America stands at a crossroads in 2012, similar to the stark choice presented in the 1980 election.
At that time, the country was suffering from a crippling recession blunted by excessive taxation and regulation. The Democratic incumbent blamed our national troubles on "malaise," instead of his own misguided faith in big government solutions; the Republican challenger instead embraced free market principles, pushed for liberty-based solutions, and understood the essence of American greatness – its liberty, opportunity, and national security.