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Two Things President Trump Omitted In SOTU

February 5, 2018

There were two things that President Trump did not do during his State of the Union Address (SOTU) and there was one word he did not use.

The first thing President Trump did not do was give away billions of American taxpayer dollars to rogue nations and foreign countries. In his final SOTU Address (January 23, 2007) alone George W. Bush gave $1.2 billion over five years to fight malaria in Africa. He gave untold billions to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. He asked for a blank check to fund the Millennium Challenge Account to ensure that U.S. aid would reach the people in Africa who needed it in the countries where his idea of democracy was on the “the rise and corruption was on the retreat.” Add to that Bush called for U.S. taxpayers to “continue to support the expanded trade and debt relief” which he saw as “the best hope for lifting lives and eliminating poverty.”

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Bush, in that Address, said that giving away tens of billions of taxpayer dollars showed “the strength and generosity of our country.” Bush said: “the greatest strength we have is the heroic kindness, courage, and self sacrifice of the American people.” The problem is that it wasn’t a willing sacrifice. We were given no choice. Our tax dollars are taken by constraint and politicians abuse them as they choose.

I’m not against aid to Africa or any other country that truly needs it; and I believe most Americans feel the same way. But the idea of taking care of Americans first, should be the same to an American president as it is to a mother and father providing for their children before buying a new automobile for a family they’ve never seen or met in another state.

Americans aren’t against fighting malaria across Africa but many people of my generation remain convinced that we wouldn’t need billions to fight malaria if it weren’t for the fallacious reports by environmental terrorists claiming that DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) was a threat of biblical proportions. As with most of their lies and false suppositions, their contrived theorizations became gospel and the preferred way to stop malaria became using mosquito nets.

As an American I want generosity to promote the dignity and self esteem of Americans through the creation of jobs and industry. I wanted to see the families in Detroit, St. Louis, and Indianapolis experience “the strength and generosity” Bush so eagerly wanted to show Mexicans, Africans, and others around the world.

The other thing President Trump didn’t do was bow to extortion and congressional grifters. Unlike those before him President Trump didn’t engage in obsequious gestures that are nothing more than paybacks to those responsible for donating massive amounts of money to their campaign.

President Trump financed much of his own campaign. He may be a billionaire but he understands the value of a dollar and knows how to squeeze a nickel so that it makes change. Politicians like Bush, Obama, et al, know how to spend but they do not know how to instill self-worth.

President Trump spoke of the need for vocational schools and the need for our children to learn marketable trades. He spoke of bringing jobs back to the inner cities instead of bringing food stamps and cell phones.

If you are wondering why I did not mention the billions of taxpayer dollars Bill Clinton and Obama gave away, it is because as conservatives we expect nothing from neo-Leninist Democrats and they never fail to deliver. We expect them to be corrupt grifters. A community organizer is nothing more than an extortionist who blackmails businesses and local governments, i.e., taxpayers to line their own pockets.

On October 3, 2008, Bush completed his presidential giveaways with a $700 billion bailout of his friends in the banking industry.

The one word President Trump did not use was “oughtta.” He spoke with command saying, “we will.”

Obama preened and used heavy-handed inflammatory language that clearly let Congress know they would be called racists if they didn’t help him bankrupt America. Obama smugly told the public that industry/factory jobs were gone and weren’t coming back. President Trump told people in the destitute city of Detroit that auto manufacturing was returning. He told Americans that Apple would be investing $350 billion dollars in America that would produce 20,000 jobs. He spoke of other automobile giants building plants in America.

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Bush-Obama wanted unfettered access for illegals – President Trump spoke to the citizens of America that Bush and Obama pandered to – but in reality never created a zeitgeist of industry whereby there was an incentive for American companies to return and employ Americans in gainful positions.

President Trump spoke not only with confidence but with the wind in his sails. He is a pragmatic businessman who knows how to get things done ahead of schedule and under budget. Bush and Obama knew how to spend.

Which leads me to a final point, and that is those sitting in congressional chambers the night of President Trump’s first SOTU were very much aware of what I have just said. And accordingly they understood their gravy train is drying up.

President Trump has set the example of donating his entire Presidential salary. He is in effect challenging congressional politicians to find ways to give of their own more than they take of ours.

Mychal Massie

About the Author

Mychal Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here

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