SOTU 2010: Barack Obama State of the Union open thread
Some light coverage of Barack Obama's 2010 State of the Union will commence shortly. However, feel free to leave comments about the speech in comments. A few largely worthless excerpts are here; expect the rest to be along those lines.
He'll apparently be concentrating on healthcare and jobs. For the first, see our past coverage in Obama healthcare. For the second, note that the number of jobs supposedly "saved or created" under the stimulus plan is dwarfed by the number of work permits issued to foreign citizens in the same time period. And, not only has the Obama administration added illegal aliens back into the labor market rather than seeking to deport them, they recently added up to 200,000 Haitians to the legal labor pool in a plan that will hurt not just low-wage U.S. citizens but the country it's sold as helping.
Our leaders' obsession with community colleges continues...
Meanwhile, instead of Obama discussing how he's trying to make college more affordable, he should discuss his support for the DREAM Act, and anti-American bill that would take college educations away from U.S. citizens in order to give them to foreign citizens who are here illegally.
UPDATE: He also said this:
And we should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system -– to secure our borders and enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation.
That's stock boilerplate for comprehensive immigration reform; a semi-secret wink to supporters of amnesty but also indicating that he's not willing to go to the wall for them. See secure the border, and note that when he refers to playing by the rules, he means after amnesty, when a magic wand will be waved and those who didn't play by the rules before will become model legal residents and eventually citizens.