- - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The state of our union, President Obama now tells us with “renewed” confidence, is “stronger.”

Stronger than what, exactly? The deepest bowels of a recession?


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“There is much progress to report,” he says, dreamily.

Tell that to the millions of Americans who are still unemployed.

Tell that to the broken taxpayers who have shouldered the burdens of all his bailouts and government schemes-gone-bust.

Tell that to the generations to come, for whom the American Dream has been sold downriver in order to pay for trillions of dollars in debt with which he has saddled them.

Even with all the damage already done, a president without an agenda is a dead duck.

And this president could not imagine an agenda that didn’t cost a fortune of your money.

So he ticked off his list of projects to tackle in his second term from gun control to global warming to immigration to raising the minimum wage.

In case you are one of those mathy types out there wondering how much further into debt Mr. Obama will fling us to accomplish all this — well, don’t you worry your silly little heads.

“Nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime,” Mr. Obama explained. “It’s not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth.”

So, there you have it.

Of course, when it comes to math, you got to watch what Mr. Obama says. Especially when it is your money he is playing with.

Remember four years ago when he promised that his plans would cut the deficit in half during his first term?

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