Monday, January 28, 2008

Can We Be Trusted?

“Trust and empower.” That’s the theme of President Bush’s final State of the Union address, to be presented on January 28th. Being that Bush has less than a year left in office, he won’t be introducing any new initiatives to Congress. He’ll be revisiting what he feels is the most important issue facing the country right now; the economy.

A White House spokeswoman said, “his address will advocate his philosophy of trusting Americans, empowering them to make good and wise decisions, especially when it comes to keeping more of their hard-earned money, rather than sending it to Washington."

Trusting “Americans” and empowering us to make “good and wise decisions.” Is he serious? The President is going to give us another shot to earn his trust and approval on how we handle money. This is the same money that has added up to nearly HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS to pay for the war he started and is now clueless on how to stop. Now he’s going to tell us how to save the economy that he has helped deteriorate.

Bush fears that our steadily declining economy will lead us into a recession and we should listen to him if we want to contend that notion. With national debt over $9 trillion, crude oil prices skyrocketing, and war dollars starting to supercede casualties, George W. is finally going to tell us how we can correct all of this. The problem is, he led us here and now expects us to handle the weight of economic recovery. Bush trusts us to make “good and wise decisions,” and listen to his proposals on Monday. We did that in 2000, and eight years later Americans are still regretting having that sort of power.

You can watch the State of the Union Address Monday night 8:00et on CNN



  1. wits good at this lu heffner here at msu. I will keep this short because I'm on my iPod touch and I hate typing on this but as a country we can't be trusted we as a country elected bush as a president allowed him to waste tons of money on an oil war while the U.S suffered into a silent recession. I will keep checking back to elaborate and keep this up our voices need to be heard! God Speed brother

  2. once again please excuse the grammatical errors