GorT was at an event recently where the POTUS spoke. The crowd was largely in their early 20s and lapped it up. Sure, there is probably a large degree of star-struckness of being in the same room as the President but I think a fair amount of the supportive applause was true.
Item 1: Healthcare, Congress and Next Steps
The President admitted that now that the GOP controls both sides of Congress, they could pass legislation to repeal ACA. He would veto it. Plus, with a couple hundred thousand signing up last year, and over a million so far this year, it is growing in popularity and people love it. GorT bit his tongue as this isn’t the issue for him, personally. It’s the bigger and longer-term picture that I believe they are ignoring. Many of the programs like ACA (think Social Security, etc.) weren’t designed nor adjusted as the demographics changed. People are more healthy and living longer and therefore working longer than before. Roughly 58% of the 2014 Federal Budget goes towards safety net and health-related programs. Like the “Obamacare Architect” said, people have to ignore and “be stupid” about the facts and impacts of the program for it to have passed. Maybe these kids don’t mind being called stupid.
Item 2: Keystone Pipeline
While this isn’t word for word, the President said that it was Canadian oil being routed through the United States and sold on the world market. It would only create a couple hundred jobs to start the construction and the oil wouldn’t affect gas prices here in the United States. Clearly, this man doesn’t understand how gas prices are set which is troubling at the least.
Item 3: Immigration
The President touted that his “prosecutorial discretion” enforcement of current immigration laws is legal and with precedent. He ignored the fact that he campaigned against such unilateral actions by the Executive Branch. And the crowd cheered when he said that what makes us great is these immigrants. Hold up. America is great because of 11 million illegal immigrants? How dare you, sir. America is great for the people that follow the laws, work to better communities and our economy, and defend and protect this nation. That is what makes us great. It isn’t, in his words, the “best thing we’ve got going for us.” And this kind of talk garnered cheers from this young crowd.
He went on to say that if the GOP wants to take action on this, pass a law. I hope they do. And fast. And show the Democrats that progress can be made. And force Obama’s hand.
I worry about the future when such tripe is believed as fact without question. I hope these kids get better educations.
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