The agenda outlined by President Obama last night can best be described as willfully divisive. Rather than look for common ground, he offered only more controversial proposals like amnesty, climate change, higher taxes, and back-door gun control. And to make matters worse, he again threatened to indulge his totalitarian instincts by circumventing Congress, should it fail to submit to his agenda.
It’s very unfortunate that this president is so resistant to the evidence of his failed economic policies that his only response after five years of stagnation is to double down on redistribution, crony capitalism, and more government intervention. Nothing was more telling than his glowing words for Obamacare, without so much as an acknowledgement of the hardships it has forced on millions of Americans.
And what should be particularly concerning to Alaskans, is the President’s threats to set more land aside as designated wilderness. It’s not hard to see where that is going: more federal control, less development, fewer jobs, and even less revenue for State priorities.
It’s time to return to fiscal sanity, get government out of the way, and offer Alaskans real opportunity by returning to the time-tested free-market principles that built the world’s largest economy over the last 230 years.