OBAMA SOTU - ECONOMY & JOBS - HANS BADER
Examiner.com: 5 Million Missing Jobs Haunt President Obama's 2012 State of the Union Address
OBAMA SOTU - REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS
Forbes.com: President Obama's State of the Union? Hyper-Regulated
Basically, the President cannot be expected to pledge to roll back government in any way whatsoever tonight, a stance that helps account for the state of our union. Even the easy targets like the Federal Communications Commission’s Internet “net neutrality” regulations, opposed in bipartisan fashion and never authorized by Congress, are safe.
At least the administration says it won’t regulate farm dust or something.
The January 24, 2012 State of the Union Address will highlight manufacturing—but not in the ways that involve stepping out of manufacturers’ way. There’ll be something about fairness and equality, and about rewarding hard work–but in ways that involve spending and redistribution rather than fostering the conditions of liberty so all may pursue them.>Read more at Forbes.com.
> Read more by Wayne Crews
OBAMA SOTU - GOV'T SCIENCE - GREGORY CONKO
Openmarket.org:Obama, Scientific Integrity, and the State of the Union
With the State of the Union coming up, I’ve been wondering whether, or how, President Obama might address the Plan B fiasco I blogged about here. After all, Obama has addressed science issues in his previous State of the Union addresses. And, in his inaugural address, he pledged to “restore science to its rightful place.” More importantly, he entered office promising the most transparent administration in history and vowing that, unlike previous administrations, he and his appointees would “not suppress or alter scientific or technological findings and conclusions” for political gain. But those promises were forgotten or ignored as soon as they were made.
> View the full commentary on Openmarket.org
> Read more by Gregory Conko, CEI Senior Fellow
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