The Speech Obama Will Never Make

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By: Wayne Brown


My fellow Americans, I have just spent ten wonderful days on Martha’s Vineyard relaxing and enjoying some time off from the White House. In that ten days, I had a lot of time to reflect and weigh the situation which we find ourselves in as a country. To say that it is a complicated one would only be an understatement of the facts. And though the challenges are monumental, they can be overcome as many have been in our past in this great nation. To accomplish this goal we must become one nation focused on achieving the things we all desire, to live and work in a country where the quality of life and the measure of freedom are beyond the bounds of measurement. As I stated earlier, I’ve had much time to reflect over these ten days. In doing so, I have designed a plan which I will outline for you here today. At the same time, I will issue both a request and a challenge to our elected officials in Congress on both sides of the aisle to implement the ideas put forth here today as quickly as possible and in a manner that will keep them in the forefront for many generations to come.


Let us start with an issue which has surely done more to divide us as a nation that any other aspect during my time in office as your President. As you are aware, the national healthcare plan is legislation which is the centerpiece of my term in office. It is something which I feel and have felt for a very long time that America needs to take care of its people, especially those who cannot afford the necessary care. I still very much believe this today. At the same time, it is apparent that America is on a financial path that cannot continue to be followed without damage and serious consequence. While the healthcare legislation contains some very good improvements for our future, under the present conditions it is an unaffordable dream which will only increase the financial burden and ultimately do more damage than good. On that basis, I will ask Congress to immediately suspend the legislation and all requirements associated with it to include those other pieces of legislation attached to the bill for passage.


In turn, I will also direct that the responsible parties within our government immediately launch an investigation of the Medicare system with the focus on eliminating fraud and improper payment which represents up to 90 billion dollars in taxpayer costs annually. This action along with the suspension of the healthcare legislation, properly handled, can put over 150 billion dollars back into government coffers on an annual basis.


I also will appoint a bi-partisan committee charged with the responsibility of examining the issues associated with making both Social Security and Medicare truly the “trust based” legislation that it was intended to be from the start. Not only will this committee define methods to put both programs on the road to solvency, but also will define methods for legislation to Congress which will remove the revenues as they are generated from payroll deductions from the general fund and set aside into government trusts available on to fill the needs of both programs.


Initially, this movement on Social Security and Medicare will strain the purse strings of government as funds from those programs have gone into general fund spending since the 1960’s. No doubt, such a move will put pressures on the cash flow situation for the government. A situation which cannot be ignored if we expect to meet our debt service in a timely and efficient manner. To accomplish this task we have two immediate choices: either raise the tax burden on middle-class Americans or reduce the size of government and the spending there of. Honestly, I do not like the message which an increase in taxation sends to the American public especially if we do nothing as a government to tighten our belt. Therefore, we will initiate steps to implement spending controls and reduce the overall size of government and its operating costs.


My staff will immediately begin work on a new budget which I will submit to Congress for approval and funding. This budget will conform in every way possible to 2006 spending levels in the government and all departments within in terms of individual budgets. My various czars have already been informed that their positions will be eliminated along with associated staff positions within the government. While this will exacerbate unemployment figures on the front end, the effect will eventually reduce the size of government to pre-2006 levels.


I will also order a full investigational study of the Environmental Protection Agency with a focus on redundant efforts and duplicity of function. When those situations are highlighted, immediate action will be taken to either eliminate the function within the EPA or within some other element of the government. Our nation can no longer afford duplicate efforts in any area.


I have also advised my staff to limit my travel both domestically and internationally to the greatest extent possible. When I am required to travel in the United States, I have ordered that the travel be accomplished in a smaller aircraft. The 747 currently used as Air Force One will be reserved for use only on international travels. I take this move in order to reduce the expense associated with office and clearly within the bounds of my control. I will also challenge Congress to institute legislation immediately reducing the pay for the office of President and each Congressional position by 10%. I will also direct Congress to study and present to me within 90 days, a proposal for realigning the benefits associated with active participation in and retirement from elected office in the federal government. My expectation would be to see a reduction or even a potential elimination of some benefits to further reduce long term costs to the taxpayers of America. I truly believe that we must first show America that its government is willing to tighten its belt if we are asking America to endure less than ideal conditions.


I have already issued letters to the National Labor Relations Board recommending that the U.S. Government suspend all activities related to the establishment of a manufacturing facility by Boeing Aircraft in South Carolina. This move will quickly present 1000 jobs to the people of South Carolina and begin to move unemployment in the right direction.


In a further attempt to attract invest and growth of business in America, I will direct that certain regulations and taxes be temporarily suspended and/or reduced with the focus of allowing companies who have off-shore funds which are available to bring that money to America and invest it in the private sector. This is the most effective way in which government can be a factor in job creation and growth. Will profits be made from this? The answer is yes. Will jobs be created? I have no doubt about it and in a big way. The responsibility of the federal government is to create an environment which is positive for the economic and business climate to function. This step will help to put the country in that position.


Along with the above effort, we will also drop the moratorium on off-shore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in order to put some of those folks who lost their jobs back to work in that industry. This will be a first step toward America becoming more energy independent in terms of current energy sources. While alternative energy sources are important to our future, the reality of today is that as a nation we must do the best we can with what we have and at this juncture the focus is on fossil fuel products.


I have instructed my staff to set up some local town hall meetings in communities around the country. These meetings will focus on bringing out as many small businesses as possible to discuss the hardships they are currently enduring and identify the fears they have toward the future and the growth of their business. Armed with that information, I will direct that we turn those concerns into actions by identifying regulations and processes which are driving these fears and concerns and then make the proper adjustments at the federal level to create a more positive small business climate.


Some of you may not agree with the direction which I am setting for the country. In fact, many members of my own party will likely be quite upset with my choices. Let me say that I understand your position and the importance of your politics. At the same time, I have been given a responsibility by the people of the United States to lead this country effectively and in a manner which will preserve the foundation of this great nation. If my decision to follow that direction and act in such a manner as to carry out the responsibilities of my office, then I certainly accept the fact that my actions could cost my administration a second term in the office of the President. In good faith, I could not accept a second term knowing that I had not done those things which were necessary to heal America, bring people back together as one nation, and put us back on the road to prosperity and freedom.


My fellow Americans, the steps I have outlined are only the beginning of a new era in America. We will invest in our future by rectifying the mistakes of our past and we will do it as quickly as we possibly can in order to gain the maximum effect. This is only a start. As we progress and see the fruits of our effort, we will continue to examine our pasts for answers to our future. This is the leadership and wisdom I bring to you today with the desire in my heart to restore America to a solid foundation in terms of finances, economics, and liberty. I ask that all of you join together with me and your fellow Americans to make these efforts successful. God Bless America.


 

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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Well heck, if he really did what's here I would vote for him myself! Great hub, great speech, but alas I fear there is a... and then I woke up lurking. What a wonderful slant you took on a scary political climate, most impressive.


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forlanda 5 years ago from US of A

Are you currently employed as a speech writer? This speech, although a pipe dream, has President Obama's tone. It sounds very presidential. Good job!

Note that I fear that in September, we will get more of the same when President Obama presents us with his plan. He seems to be totally out of touch with the pains Americans are suffering today. And his choice of Martha's Vineyard for his vacation location didn't send the right message either--i.e. he isn't in a hurry to solve the job issue Americans are facing today.

Just my opinion.

Good job on the speech though.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

I already told you, Wayne, that you would make the perfect leader and this the perfect plan. Too good to be true though. It would take cooperation (which is absent), integrity (which may be unknown), and the strength of will to be implemented. For example, Obama would never agree to reduce the number of government employees - the number BTW is 21.3 million representing 16% of the voters.


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FitnezzJim 5 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Good Hub Wayne, but I'm afraid that such an epiphany will not occur until after our President has been voted out.

I am curious how drbj got the number 21.3 million.

The National Debt Clock shows the federal number at 4.3 million, the state and local number at 15.8 million, and number of retirees at 65.8 million.


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American View 5 years ago from Plano, Texas

Great hub. Only one problem, there were not enough "robust" or "approach" in the speech. Hell, Obama cannot take a crap without saying "approach" and "Robust". IE: " My approach to the bowl resulted in a robust turd." Sorry ladies, bathroom humor, it's a guy thing.


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mio cid 5 years ago from Uruguay

He may never make that speech, but i bet you he'll make this one:"Thank you teaparty!!!Thank you!!!Thank you very much for making my reelection possible!!!AAAHHHHHIIIII couldn't 've done it without you!!!Thank you!!!


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American View 5 years ago from Plano, Texas

I bet he will be saying, "I underestimated the American people, I thought I could snow them again. I did it for the last 3 years and it was OK. I did it last election. I just do not understand"


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

If he did that, he would go down in history as one of the best presidents ever.

Instead, he has now directed his EPA to begin closing down many of the coal-fired power plants that are vital to the energy requirements of an already struggling economy and an already struggling industry:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/pos...

If I wanted to deliberately destroy capitalist America, I would simply follow the path chosen by President Barack Hussein Obama.


Longhunter 5 years ago

The only words I want him to sayare, "As I prepare to leave Washington today...." January 20th, 2013.


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American View 5 years ago from Plano, Texas

In the words og the Godfather" In November, 2012 we voters need to give Obama an offer he cannot refuse"


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@portvix...Now you now exactly where the fine lies...that makes it worthwhile, huh? WB

@forlanda...never written a speech in my life but I understand America and common sense. When you undertand those things, the speech comes easy. WB

drbj...Wow...just getting the federal employee vote is a big shot in the arm, huh? WB

@fitnezzjim...That arrogance will never subside even if he fails at getting re-elected...His arrogance and narcissitic personality will never let him claim that he was wrong about anything. WB

@American View...no doubt you are correct, I was look for a little bipartisanship here! WB

@mio cid...You know mio, if you ever become concerned about your IQ, maybe you should buy a pet rock and keep it with you at all times. WB

@WillStarr..Only one thing I can say to that Will...totally correct and Amen. WB


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@LongHunter...Those would be the correct and all powerful words that America is waiting to hear. WB

@American View...His little buddy George Soros is already predicting a "world depression" based on the situation with America...a situation which he and his puppet Obama totally orchestrated on America. What a shame we have so many blind people in this country. WB


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Fairy tales can come true, it ca happen to you if your young at heart...NOT this time. Up and awesome. If Obama weren't so anti-American this would make the perfect speech and you would have a whole other career.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@breakfastpop...Well, I won't disagree with you Poppy as you are the resident expert at fairy tale writing. Obama's prime financial supporter for President, George Soros, is predicting world-wide depression. Given the actions of his puppet, how much of stretch could such a prediction be. He is the only person I can think of who is happy to see anything he touches falling on hard times. WB


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh don't I wish? And you are dreaming - not a bad thing!! Let's hope it comes true!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@RealHousewife...Better chance of hell freezing over first! LOL! WB


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American View 5 years ago from Plano, Texas

Must be happening now. I think Al Gore wrote a book on climate change in hell


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Dream on...

I think vacations are fine and everyone who works hard deserves one, but this president, who claims to care about America, has managed to completely destroy my trust in this mismanaged government by his poor judgement calls. Even new parents know that saying one thing and doing another sets a poor example for teaching children to "do the right thing".

The country is suffering, yet Obama had no problem in teasing its citizen's with a carrot he dangled before embarking on his vacation, stating he will let us know when he gets back. This leaves me knowing he is all about campaign tactics and not the good of the people. He has had ample time to dig in and take care of business. The problem is he doesn't know how. He looks to me like even he is sick of his old, tired, phony rhetoric. Does he really believe he has a snowballs chance in hell of being re-elected? If so, he is steeped further in denial than I thought possible.

I'd vote for you tomorrow, Wayne. This is exactly where the turn-around needs to start. Thank you


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sheila b. 5 years ago

I know Obama won't make this speech. My hope is that someone will - and then I'll be working as hard as I can to see that person nominated and elected in 2012.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You have noticed some pretty extreme climate changes over the last couple years haven't you? Maybe THAT is where the glaciers are going!!


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Wayne - Only in your dreams. Obama lacks the backbone to do the right thing. Besides he is a socialist ideologue so I don't expect much after they all return but him proposing to borrow and spend more money that the nation doesn't have.

The Frog


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@American View...As desperate as Al Gore is to be recognized, I would not doubt it. WB

@Amy Becherer...I should add Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" as a video to let everyone know that I have not yet lost my mind. WB

@sheila b....I am crossing my fingers for a real leader to show up on the right side of the aisle. WB

@RealHousewife...We have enough heat down here to melt some glaciers fast. WB

@The Frog Prince...I have not lost it yet...but I am a dreamer. WB


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

By George, I'd give that man a big ol' cookie if he made that speech. Homemade, with love, by grandma.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@BenWritings...You'd think an honor grad of Harvard Law could figure that out, huh Ben? Thank much for the read. WB

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