Allen West and Next Generation TV Discuss the President’s fifth State of the Union address and more

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In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed an all out spending orgy that included several new spending programs. Next Generation hosts Col. Allen B. West, Michelle Fields and John Phillips analyze the President’s fifth State of the Union address and bring you the answers. They also look at controversy surrounding Senator Marco Rubio’s rebuttal to Obama’s speech.

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State of the Union: Obama Proposes a Spending Orgy, Not Budget Cuts

“Obama’s imagination, America’s nightmare” by Stacy M. Swimp for the Michigan Chronicle

Written by Stacy Swimp

President Obama stood before America and gave his third State of the Union address. Whereas Dr. Martin L. King once proclaimed, “I have a Dream,” President Obama expressed that he has an “imagination.” While the President is “imagining,” America is having a nightmare, reeling from his anti-free-enterprise and anti-family policies.

Obama began his speech boasting, “For the first time in nine years, there are no more Americans fighting in Iraq.” He highlighted that, in the military, personnel don’t obsess over differences. Instead, he added, they “focus on the mission at hand. They work together. Imagine what we could do if we followed their example. Think about the America within our reach.”

The President said creating new American jobs “should begin with the tax code.” He stated that “companies get tax breaks for moving jobs and profits overseas. Meanwhile, companies that choose to stay in America get hit with one of the highest tax rates in the world. It makes no sense and everyone knows it.”

He is correct in this assessment. The U.S. corporate tax rate on new investment ranks among the highest in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) at 34.6 percent. The U.S. corporate tax rate exceeds that of France (34.0 percent), India (33.6 percent), Russia (31.9 percent) and Japan (29.5 percent). Argentina, Chad, Brazil, and Uzbekistan are the only countries with higher corporate tax rates than America.

President Obama’s solution appears to be more of the same — big government.  He does not want to reform the U.S. Tax Code. Instead, he wants to dictate the free market and have government decide who wins and who loses, by offering tax breaks and incentives to “some” businesses, rather than making America “safe for business” for all corporations.

Our current U.S. corporate tax system is detrimental to economic growth. One study suggests: “The aim of corporate tax reforms should be to create a system that has a competitive rate and is neutral between different business activities. A sharp reduction to the federal corporate rate of 10 percentage points or more combined with tax base reforms would help generate higher growth and ultimately more jobs”.

In effect, government should not be involved with business creationism, except to provide a business friendly economic climate, devoid of governmental intrusion or favoritism.

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Exclusive to the Daily News – by Congressman Allen West

By ALLEN WEST – SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS

Last week, I sat in the House Chamber to hear my second State of the Union as a member of Congress.

Despite the fact that so much job-creating legislation has been blocked in the U.S. Senate, despite the fact that the president’s own policies have clearly failed the very people who voted him into office, the consistent thread running through the president’s address as to what is holding our country back is “unfairness.”

According to President Obama, “a return to the American values of fair play and shared responsibility will help us protect our people and our economy.”

Mr. President, this country was not founded on the principles of “shared responsibility” and collectivism. It was founded on the principle of the uniqueness of the individual, and the idea of equal opportunity, not equal achievement, for all.

The president wants to “restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot” and “everyone does their fair share.” What he means of course, is that some of us are not doing our fair share — particularly when it comes to paying taxes.

Here on Palm Beach Island, President Obama would find many “millionaires and billionaires” who he thinks should be paying more taxes — but ironically travels to these same millionaires and billionaires on Wall Street for fundraisers.

Punishing success in this country with higher and higher taxes will do nothing to create opportunity for those earning less. Redistribution of wealth has failed miserably in every country in which it has ever been tried.

Of course the president knows taxing our highest wage earners will not solve this country’s economic problems. After all, confiscating 100 percent of the income of those earning $10 million or more would yield only about $240 billion. That figure barely covers the annual interest on our national debt.

Instead, the president appears to have a much more ominous objective.

Because he cannot campaign for re-election on his failed policies, President Obama must instead divide the country and create a scapegoat. Taking a page directly out of Saul Alinsky’s playbook, Rules for Radicals, an organizer must “begin the task of agitating by rubbing resentment, fanning hostilities and searching out controversy.”

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