Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Ra! Ra! Let's go team - Yes it was a (vaguely) great speech, now let's see what comes next
When the bar was set so low for POTUS Donnie's first joint session speech before Congress and into our homes, an individual plus Media alike, has to admit it was pretty good. Hey, I listened with a lax of expectation but he did, what so many POTUS's prior have done, they controlled the pep rally.
The only thing missing was rally towels swirling from those in attendance with a fate cheer of "yes we can" in the background.
He started strong by knocking the increase in racism and anti-Semitism over the last few weeks and yet I'm surprised Liberal Media didn't take a page out of Conservative media by stating how long it took him to address the horrible racist killings in Kansas.
And then it turned into yet another vague, but heat warming, campaign stump speech with the continued regurgitated boasts of building walls, repealing/replacing Obamacare, cutting taxes but increasing spending and so on. Again as I stated, these speeches by POTUS Donnie and presidents past always lack the substance needed to keep skeptics at bay.
Yes job creation should be the #1 priority for any POTUS, but there are jobs in the US right now that are going unfilled, why? Because they are the low paying jobs no one wants, well except the illegal immigrants that are performing those duties as we speak, at least they have job security.
But my question on jobs is simple: As tech and automation ramps up, there will only be a small percentage of jobs available, how do we overcome the downfall? Sure one can say "well someone's gonna have to fix the machines." True but the 1 machine= 1 repair guy ratio doesn't quite work. "well someone's gotta program the machine" Yes but how often does one need to program/reprogram a machine? It ain't a daily gig.
Mike Rowe put out a FB post too which he is still working hard to bring vocational programs to schools as the need for those blue collar jobs dwindle and replacements are far from expectation. He attempted to work, or shall I say communicate with POTUS Barry during his terms and little movement happened. Rowe even went out with 2012 candidate Willard Romney in hopes people will catch on, maybe even get a few high school grads to head to VoTech school and still it seemed to stall.
Folks, the jobs are there, who wants to fill 'em is the problem.
But back to the POTUS/JS event...
As typical, these speeches last longer then they should thanks in part for to the "Applause" pause. What could be a 20 minute speech turns into 60 minutes. I'm telling ya, Congress must have buns of steel for the amount of squats they do to applaud. "Oh look he wiped his nose we must applaud and remind people to get a flu shot" Congress really needs the roller coaster safety bar across the aisles to keep people seated
Here's a question I have, when you say "American steel" are you talking US Steel or North American Steel, because there's difference in terminology. Yep North American Steel is that from Canada, US and Mexico, too which most of the Keystone/Dakota pipeline was already bought and transported to location a few years ago from..... Canada and Mexico. Do you really think Keystone is gonna ship those back for US Steel?
All in all, POTUS Donnie rehearsed well, stayed on course, and gave a few chuckles when off script, but he did what he needed to do, what all POTUS' do at this time of year, cheerlead the masses while giving as little substance as possible.
That's it, slap the tap and pay your political tab, we got some revenue to spend.