A must-read by Don Surber on the president’s infrastructure rhetoric from last night’s SOTU. An excerpt:
The difference between Ike and Obama is even greater than the difference between Reagan and Obama. Ike had gravitas. Ike had won a war, not because he was a great strategist (that was Patton) or a great leader of men (Patton and Bradley) but because he was a great leader of leaders. He was a great politician. Keeping Montgomery and Patton on the same page won Western Europe.
Ike knew what he was doing.
Under Ike, GM paid taxes every time it sold a car.
Under Obama, GM collects a subsidy every time it sells a car.
Under Ike, you got results.
Under Obama, rhetoric.
From Obama: “Two years ago, I said that we needed to reach a level of research and development we haven’t seen since the height of the Space Race. In a few weeks, I will be sending a budget to Congress that helps us meet that goal. We’ll invest in biomedical research, information technology, and especially clean energy technology – an investment that will strengthen our security, protect our planet, and create countless new jobs for our people.”
None of that happened.
He invested in nothing.
The entire piece here.