RON HART: The Statist of the Union Address

Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 08:19 AM.

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama did what he does best: blame others to divert attention from his own failings on the economy. Every ill we have, per him, is because of a bill of his Congress won’t pass. Where is that “You lie!” when you need it?

Democrats closed the Kabuki Theater called the “Jobs Council,” an Obama-appointed group of business CEOs that had not met in a year. To be fair, the council attained its goal of saving one person's job — last November. Mission accomplished.

His speech started by saying they were cutting spending; then he spent 90 percent of his talk laying out more spending plans he cleverly calls “investments.”

Obama is not economy friendly. He led the charge on unprecedented government overreach in the form of punishing regulations, spending and intrusion into our lives. Jobs, other than his union supporter’s, matter little.

Somali pirate style, he commandeered one-seventh of our economy with ObamaCare. It was recently estimated that the third-rate “Bronze” ObamaCare insurance plan will cost each American family $20,000 per year. Yet he said ObamaCare was already lowering healthcare costs.

Remember when he told us, “If you like your healthcare plan you can keep it”? Well, you can’t.

He unleashed his EPA to all but kill the coal industry and to hamper oil drilling. Gas prices were $1.65 a gallon when he took office; now they are tickling $4. We have an epic U.S. opportunity in natural gas production, so Obama’s EPA go after fracking, based on the vast scientific expertise of Matt Damon and other Hollywood knuckleheads.

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