Highlights from Obama's Speech
A surplus became an excuse to transfer wealth to the wealthy instead of an opportunity to invest in our future.
Obama, this statement is insane. You are either woefully ignorant or shamelessly dishonest. We have never stopped transferring wealth from the wealthy and productive to the poor and unproductive. When bemoaning the injustice of cutting taxes in the face of budget surpluses, please understand that tax cuts do not "transfer" wealth to the wealthy. Tax cuts reduce the transference of power to the powerful. Obama wants to propagate the lie that wealth and opportunity are created by the government in Washington and then transferred to the people by benevolent politicians. This is a dangerous deception and we must not allow the Democrats to continue to get away with it!
I asked this Congress to send me a recovery plan by President's Day that would put people back to work and put money in their pockets. Not because I believe in bigger government — I don't...
You don't believe in bigger government? Seriously? You're willing to tell a lie that big?
...Not because I'm not mindful of the massive debt we've inherited -- I am.
What did you do to fight the accumulation of "massive debt" when you were in the Senate? If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
Over the next two years, this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs. More than 90 percent of these jobs will be in the private sector.
Sounds like you're making things up Hussein.
We have created a new website called recovery.gov so that every American can find out how and where their money is being spent.
On Obama's recovery.gov you can find cryptic and misleading information such as:
"Tax Relief - includes $15 B for Infrastructure and Science, $61 B for Protecting the Vulnerable, $25 B for Education and Training and $22 B for Energy, so total funds are $126 B for Infrastructure and Science, $142 B for Protecting the Vulnerable, $78 B for Education and Training, and $65 B for Energy."
What?! Infrastructure, science, education, training, energy = tax relief? This is your transparency?
My budget does not attempt to solve every problem or address every issue. It reflects the stark reality of what we've inherited -- a trillion-dollar deficit, a financial crisis, and a costly recession.
Hussein, you're being disingenuous. You did precious little to help the situation when you were in the Senate (you were too busy looking for your next job), and now, one month into your reign of terror, you've grown the deficit at an unprecedented rate.
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.
Oh really? What will you and your democrat friends be sacrificing? Please share the details.
With the deficit we inherited, the cost of the crisis we face, and the long-term challenges we must meet...
There you go again! You didn't inherit it if you helped to create it.
...it has never been more important to ensure that as our economy recovers, we do what it takes to bring this deficit down.
Yeah, we get it. You're so excited about raising taxes, you can hardly stand it.
Now, I'm proud that we passed a recovery plan free of earmarks.
The porkulus plan is earmark-free? Well, that depends on what your definition of "is" is.
I will not allow terrorists to plot against the American people from safe havens halfway around the world. We will not allow it.
No, you won't simply allow it, you will make it easier for them to plot against us.
To relieve the strain on our forces, my budget increases the number of our soldiers and Marines.
We will see how this plays out. Let's not talk only about increased numbers, lets talk about increased strength. And let's talk about missile defense. Why are you opposed to missile defense systems?
Highlights from Jindal's Speech
The strength of America is not found in our government. It is found in the compassionate hearts and enterprising spirit of our citizens.
Obama and his friends do not believe that Americas are compassionate, they believe that they need to save us from ourselves and from each other.
To solve our current problems, Washington must lead. But the way to lead is not to raise taxes and put more money and power in hands of Washington politicians. The way to lead is by empowering you — the American people. Because we believe that Americans can do anything.
Washington politicians are primarily interested in empowering themselves.
Who among us would ask our children for a loan, so we could spend money we do not have, on things we do not need? That is precisely what the Democrats in Congress just did.
Republicans need to repeat this line thousands of times.
Republicans want to work with President Obama. We appreciate his message of hope -- but sometimes it seems we look for hope in different places. Democratic leaders in Washington place their hope in the federal government. We place our hope in you -- the American people.
They place their hope in themselves. Their lust for power is never satisfied.
A few weeks ago, the President warned that our nation is facing a crisis that he said 'we may not be able to reverse.' Our troubles are real, to be sure. But don't let anyone tell you that we cannot recover -- or that America's best days are behind her.
Food is the new sex.
Obama's Moral Majority
Conservatives, this is a must read! Written by a lib, but we can turn the ideas around to use them for our own goals.
Saving America: Time to hit the streets?
Noting the tactics of left-wing organizations such as Code Pink, which like to send handfuls of noisy people to a lawmaker's office, DeMint suggests such things do get the attention of congressmen and senators. "I think some of these folks might think twice if they had several hundred people standing outside one of their state offices asking, 'What in the world are you thinking?' "If that doesn't work, there's plenty of room on the boulevard.