Hope, Change and “Invest”

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I missed the middle section of Obama’s State of the Union address when I took a break to read “War and Peace,” but I gather he never got around to what I was hoping he’d say, which is: “What was I thinking?”

The national debt is $14 trillion, the Democrats won’t stop spending, and President Nero gave us a long gaseous speech about his Stradivarius.

I feel so Southern whenever I watch a Democrat give a State of the Union address — and not just because it makes me want to secede. Consternating the rest of the family, my Kentucky mother always talked back to the TV. I do it only when a Democrat is giving a speech.

And if liberals didn’t like Samuel Alito mouthing the words “not true,” they should be really happy I wasn’t in the House chamber Tuesday night.

All I kept hearing was, “Ann pays more.” That’s all I ever hear when Democrats start in with all that “investing.”

Apparently the government will be “investing” in education, “investing” in technology, “investing” in roads and “investing” in lots and lots of government workers. Ann pays more, Ann pays more, Ann pays more.

Obama compared “investing” in education to our sending a man to the moon after the Russians launched Sputnik. Say, who was the president who recently gutted spending on NASA? Oh yes, that was Obama.

So he reminded us of the glory days of the space program, but now he’s taking that money and funneling it to public school teachers. As the Democrats say: “If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we hire another 10,000 public school teachers?”

Also, solar panels. Obama said the government was already “investing” in solar panels! That’s a total relief. This must be how the president who brought us “Recovery Summer” is going to dig us out of the second Great Depression.

But I do wonder why no private lender considered solar panels a wise investment, forcing solar panel manufacturers to turn to the government for loans, followed by endless tax credits just to break even.

I guess people who work for the government are just smarter. We’re so lucky to have them “investing” our money for us! Boy, egg must be on Warren Buffett’s face!

Remember how massive government “investments” gave rise to the telephone, the light bulb, the automobile, the airplane, the personal computer … OK, none of those.

But massive government expenditures did give us Amtrak and the TSA!

The only thing Obama vowed to cut were “earmarks.” Yippee! The guy with the ears is against earmarks. Yes, the same president who quadrupled our deficit by giving money away to his UAW pals, Wall Street cronies and government workers is now lecturing us about earmarks. This is a bit like being scolded by Charlie Sheen for ordering a second wine cooler.

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  • Pierce

    I like Ann and she is a guest on another one of my favorites Bill O'Reilly. One of Bill's favorites is Is he a pin head, or a patriot? Right now I am leaning towards Pin Head.

  • davarino

    I have no comment cause you said it all : )

  • BS77

    Fourteen trillion dollar deficit……..this is incomprehensible. Will it ever be paid off?
    If any business was run like our government….it would be bankrupt and the owners would be in court facing charges of fraud, larceny, embezzlement etc etc. Thanks ANN, look forward to your column every week.

  • sflbib

    "…the government will be ‘investing’ in education, ‘investing’ in technology, ‘investing’ in roads and ‘investing’ in lots and lots of government workers."

    The government has been "investing" in education for decades, and the only results have been declining test scores. The more it "invests", the worse the test scores. The reason Democrat spending is not "investing" is because the government, unlike a real investor, pays no penalty for being wrong.

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    "Then why are they always trying to turn us into Western Europe?"
    Because they ARE "Western Europe", i.e. the one-world international socialist clique.

    All points of objection brought by Ms. Coulter are valid, but why does she address them to "Democrats" only? Wasn't it the same unified with Repoobs disgusting crowd which unanimously stood up in frenzy ovation for the crook and impostor? Wasn't it the same crowd playing that disgusting spectacle on pare with the Soviet style standing ovation to Brezhnev or Stalin?! Wasn't it anything but manifestation of the ugly head of coup committed by de facto one party "representatives" supported by the military brass?! All – the traitors of America, of the Army, and the Constitution…

  • USMCSniper

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reports that Social Security will effectively run a $45-billion deficit in 2011 and continue to run deficits totaling $547 billion over the coming decade. SS has over 2.5 trillon dollars in US Treasury Bonds meaning that is what the government owes the so called locked box (barf). Therefore, SS is really bankrupt. SS owns about 20% of the US debt. A warm and fuzzy feeling I do not have. Thank god I have provided for my own retirement nest egg and income outside of SS.

  • Kenett

    Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.
    — Frank Dane

  • Ozzy

    Our government represents us Ann, someday you will learn to appreciate that.

    • BS77

      Ozzy, you have made a meaningless statement. What the heck are you talking about?
      Our government is elected to represent the citizens…yes, ….and your point is?????????????????

  • Paul

    Ozzy has no point except to demand everyone shutup and do what the governemnt says because they know best.

  • http://buntekopfhoerer.blogcenter.de/ Levi

    Awesome article, good web page layout, maintain the great work

  • shirleybill

    And if enough is not already enough, now they want to make a "space ship". Now, that is just going too far. They have the treaury, so now, why not just make up some more money to go into the main stream? Nope, that would be simply too easy for technical folks that already think they are above the crowd. Darn, did i say that…. yep, i reckon i did, and yes, i did intentionally use those words. We need someone in there that can actually handle the whitehouse. Think about it, how much do they spend per day, just on food alone? Then there are the cooks..now how many cooks did you say the whitehouse has on staff? Ok, then there are the maids..now why can't someone pick up their own clothes that they throw on the floor? Ok, i am done for now.