After listening to President Barack Obama ramble in a tone deaf, disjointed and disingenuous State of the Union speech, along came the Republican response for newly elected Virginia Governor Bob Mc Donnell.
Listening to the truly remarkable speech from Gov. Bob Mc Donnell makes you wonder who was the President? Mc Donnell is a star in the making. Gov. Bob Mc Donnell brought up the following issue on terrorism that Barack Obama seemed fit to not even address in the State of the Union:
Americans were shocked on Christmas Day to learn of the attempted bombing of a flight to Detroit. This foreign terror suspect was given the same legal rights as a U.S. citizen, and immediately stopped providing critical intelligence.
As Senator-elect Scott Brown says, we should be spending taxpayer dollars to defeat terrorists, not to protect them.
Delivering the speech from the historic House Chamber of Virginia’s Capitol, in front of family, friends and colleagues was brilliant. Mc Donnell pointed out some of the policies that Republicans agree wth and the ones that they certainly disagree with as well.
The full text of Mc Donnell’s speech can be read HERE.
Good government policy should spur economic growth, and strengthen the private sector’s ability to create new jobs.
We must enact policies that promote entrepreneurship and innovation, so America can better compete with the world.
What government should not do is pile on more taxation, regulation, and litigation that kill jobs and hurt the middle class.
It was Thomas Jefferson who called for “A wise and frugal Government which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry ….and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned…” He was right.
Today, the federal government is simply trying to do too much.
Last year, we were told that massive new federal spending would create more jobs ‘immediately’ and hold unemployment below 8%.
n the past year, over three million Americans have lost their jobs, yet the Democratic Congress continues deficit spending, adding to the bureaucracy, and increasing the national debt on our children and grandchildren. (snip)
As pointed out by The Gateway Pundit, it was a real classy move when Governor Bob McDonnell not only thanked the US military but thanked his oldest daughter Jeanine for serving in Iraq.