The President gave his annual State of the Union address recently. This event is designed for our President to share an overview of the state of our nation and to outline major initiatives for the future.
Unfortunately it quickly turned into a political address:
- A series of spending proposals
- A plea for the parties to work together
- And, numerous threats to veto legislation.
The American people were waiting with thirsty ears for leadership. How are we going to solve our problems?
We heard many comments on the plight of the middle class. This is a true problem. Average wages have dropped from $55,000 to $51,000 per year. This must be addressed. One solution is tighter border security to stem the flood of illegal workers who suppress wages.
Everyone has benefited from lower gas prices. The President claimed credit for it. However, Washington has taken steps to destroy or limit fracking. Drilling on federal lands has dropped. It was American know how on private and state levels that made us the number one power in low cost energy world wide.
I suggest we unleash the same American know how to achieve positive outcomes in other areas. The solutions are known. What we need is leadership to act, doing the right things to address:
- Tax reform
- Excessive regulations
- Fiscal deficits
Canada did it. The two parties there worked together with very positive results. They thought of Canada first and did what was right for their country and its citizens.
Our political leaders need to start thinking of America first. We know what we have to do, so let’s DO IT!!!
Quit this endless campaigning for votes. Think and act beyond the next election!
And for the Republicans… criticism is not a strategy or a solution. You have a responsibility to share your ideas for action with the American people.
Our government loves to spend money. How much is enough? Unless spending is controlled, the government will always want more.
Taxing the rich is not a solution. The top 1%–the group everyone likes to talk about–paid 38% of all taxes in 2012, up from 35% in 2011.
America is facing some real challenges domestically and globally. All are solvable if we have the leadership to act wisely.
Time is running out. We need to act now!
I implore our leaders to think of America first! Quit campaigning and start leading!