State of the Union Address? Didn't see it. But Senator Mike Lee's response is getting some buzz, and for good reason. He made some good points, and if only he could reach enough voters the country might experience something positive instead of the sorry state of affairs President Obama has caused.
Here's the youtube link for the speech. There are some excerpts at Mike Lee's site. And be sure to check out Patrick Howley's Six reasons why Mike Lee’s tea party response to the State of the Union was amazing.
I like this part:
You're probably as frustrated as I am about an ever growing government that somehow thinks it's OK to lie to, spy on, and even target its own citizens. Many hardworking Americans are discouraged and wondering what if anything can be done. I believe we need to do what Americans have always done -- come together and press for positive change.
He says we are facing an inequality crisis. Not the inequality to which Obama pays lip service. But one which manifests itself in three forms: immobility among the poor, insecurity in the middle class, and crony privilege at the top,
where political and economic insiders twist the immense power of the federal government to profit at the expense of everyone else. To be fair, President Obama and his party did not create all of these problems. The Republican establishment in Washington can be just as out of touch as the Democratic establishment. ...
After all, if we're going to reform welfare, we really should start with corporate welfare.
Government is the problem. Will voters recognize this and vote for people who can correct it? We'll see.