assassiankilla wrote:I thought the State of the Union address was a fantastic example of the dysfunction that remains a constant in the Trump White House and that will ultimately plague his Presidency. The idea of the SOTU is to announce the new policy and set an agenda for the year ahead, this did none of that,
Did you miss the parts on Immigration, Infrastructure, and building up the Military? That was the policy goals for the year, that's why it was in the speech.
the entirety of the quite lengthy speech was more of a celebration of the very few accomplishments Trump had in his first year. Judges, tax reform after that what else was there and to the point agianst what they did achieve the new tax reform is going to blow the deficit through the roof and the judicial nominees have been unqualified, to say the least, whether you agree with their point of view or not, I mean we all saw the clip of that one guy getting absolutely destroyed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. It continues to baffle my mind to try and rationalize why the GOP establishment continues to act as an accomplice to this terrible presidency, they more than willingly sold their souls for tax reform that works completely against the idea of fiscal responsibility and for what, the 33% that the President can bring with him on a good day?
Tax reform added 1.5 Trillion over 10 years, in a period where we were going an extra 9 TRILLION in debt already. Trump cut regulation and cut taxes and the market has boomed as a result. Unemployment is at all time lows for minorities, and an almost 20 year low overall. This has had the effect that now employers are being forced to pay more to get good employees and retain them, which is shown in the wage growth numbers. Wage growth in January was actually so good that the market took a hit because it likely means the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again. The economy is healthy again, its growing, and its growth is being felt across all races, all income brackets. That is because of Trump and his policies. That is what he achieved last year.
The market rose more since Trump was elected than during Obama's second term, and it will continue to rise! The Government is no longer going to punish you for succeeding!
As for the judges, yeah he had a couple bad candidates, not the first and wont be the last president to do so; and he had several great ones, including our new Supreme Court Justice. Also the person who pointed out the bad nominee, the one that got him to resign, WAS A REPUBLICAN SENATOR. Who did his job and performed proper vetting.
The Speech itself was not well written either there was no "The era of big Government is over" or "The Axis of evil" line from the speech and the biggest pop from the audience was about Steve Scalise recovering and being a " Legend". I generally want to see good things come out of a presidency and normally think that at least one good thing will, but this is the first president I don't think can accomplish something good.
Americans are Dreamers Too. That was the line. Or maybe it was New American Moment! Take your pick.