State of the Union: A Heck of a Job!
I was listening to WCBN this evening, and heard them read an announcement for the State of the Union Party that Michigan Peaceworks is holding at the Cavern, in Ann Arbor, before, during, and after the President's State of the Union spiel. That got me to thinking about the state of the union at this point in time, and to try to anticipate what the speech will contain.
"The President shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." Article II, Sec. 3, U.S. ConstitutionIt will be an interesting exercise to see if he actually does what the Constitution tells him to do, or if, like most presidents (regardless of political affiliation), he uses it as a free opportunity to manipulate people. If he's honest, he'll let us know that he fumbled the ball during Katrina, made a mess in Iraq, did nothing about Social Security, screwed up Medicare (also see this), spent the country into oblivion with the military budget, increased the wealth gap, and lied to us about the domestic spying program.
Instead, he'll probably tell us about his plans to fix the health care system, strengthen the economy by making the tax cuts permanent, and address the energy crisis.
The thing is, he has not done anything right. It seems as though everything he tries to fix, gets worse. Why should we let him try to fix anything else? Congress really should just walk out when he starts to speak.
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