From the Argus
And this was in the Argus.
The Livingston County Republican Party chairman says there was no need to watch President Barack Obama's State of the Union address because it's just "talk anyway, and talk is cheap."
"I figure watching the State of the Union would be a waste of my time; the reason being, I can't believe what is said anyway because we've had, by this point, five years of Obama," Chairman Dan Wholihan said, noting he instead watched the basketball game between Michigan and Michigan State.
"We know what he supports. We know what he is pushing. There's not a lot of news anyway," he added.
Past performance is usually the best indicator of future performance. We've had massive power grabs, spending increases, regulations, and tax increases. The speech, at least according to the lowlights I've seen, is nothing more than more of the same. Cap and Destroy, gun grabbing, spending.
Perhaps the most emotionally charged issue was Obama's call for passage of gun-control measures.
Daubenmier said Obama is "absolutely right" that victims of gun violence "deserve a vote" on these measures.
"It was another way in which the president sent a signal that he is tired of Republican obstructionism on proposals that are widely supported by the American people," she said.
Wholihan isn't impressed, saying Obama's comments have been the "same talking points proposed" by former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore's administration.
What wasn't printed is that we have massive gun control in Chicago. It doesn't work. Mexico has a total ban. El Paso next door with the same ethnic makeup is much safer. I've seen the same talking points about what is known in 2nd Amendment circles as "evil black rifles" that look scary, along with 'gun shows' (all dealers must perform background checks) for 15 years.
Wholihan said Obama needs to talk about spending cuts. He suggested looking back to 2000 and 2001 as a starting point.
"I think both parties have spent too much," he said. "I think Republicans are starting to realize that and are getting back to our traditional views on spending and budget. Livingston County Republicans have had balanced budgets every year. It's not hard to do. It just takes effort."
If you want to see balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility, look at our county government. Lowest taxes, highest bond rating. Balanced budgets every year. Compare that to the feds, or Wayne County for that matter. We don't have to reinvent the wheel. We need to apply the forward thinking of Livingston County to the rest of the country.
It's time for zero based budgeting in DC, and to end both tax and spend, along with borrow and spend. Mr. Obama shattered the Bush records, and then talks about fiscal responsibility. Talk is cheap. Talk from Mr. Obama is worthless.