Once again another email reached me worthy of repeating and publishing. I have sought permission from its originator to do so. Read and think.
[The REAL State of the UnionFrom:MERLIN <email@example.com>To:Bcc:firstname.lastname@example.orgDate:Mon, Jan 23, 2012 8:20 amForget the lies you'll hear later this week from you-know-who.....
Today is the 1000th day that the Democratic Senate has not yet permitted passage of a national budget; something they are
required to do by law.
And so it goes......
CURL: The truly dismal state of the unionBy Joseph Curl-The Washington TimesSunday, January 22, 2012
ANALYSIS/OPINION:There is one person — one American among the 300 million of us — who is not to blame for the state of the union. Everyone else, each of you, in some small or large way, bears some share of the blame, but not this guy. Not one little bit.This guy is Barack Obama. He is not the least bit to blame for the dismal state of the U.S. economy. George W. Bush is, for sure, and that evil Dick Cheney, oh, no doubt. House Speaker John A. Boehner — evil, too — is, of course, to blame. But guess what? So is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and every Democrat in the House and Senate.Now, President Truman made it very clear: The buck stops with him. No passing the buck for that guy. But Mr. Obama blames everyone but himself.
Mr. Bush, he says, left the nation in a ditch, a deep ditch, and he’s been digging out since he took office. And Congress?
The unemployment rate when Mr. Obama was elected was 6.8 percent; today it is 8.5 percent — at least that’s the official number.
In reality, the Financial Times writes, “if the same number of people were seeking work today as in 2007, the jobless rate would be 11 percent.”