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Nothing New in the State of the Union

Ron781 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 8:14 AM
Young people voted for this guy so now they are going to get what they voted for; job loss. They may like moving back into their parent’s basement. Maybe it will finally sink in that doing the same thing over and over and expecting new results each time is the very definition of insanity. As the 1960s song said, when will they ever learn.

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's second term wish-list -- his ideas for jump-starting the job-starved economy -- looked a lot like his warmed-over, half-baked proposals of the past.

With rare exceptions, Obama's fifth State of the Union address was a costly laundry list of more big government programs aimed at his party's political base.

More job-training programs? There are 47 different federal job-training programs right now, costing $18 billion a year, according to the General Accountability Office. And 51 other programs offer job-training assistance.

With the unemployment rate rising last month to nearly 8 percent and likely heading higher, and economic growth...